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Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar Reveals What American Voters Truly Care About

Mental illness and addiction are top of mind. Mueller Report? Not so much.

 

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Despite what the mainstream media might have you believe, Democratic Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar says the average American doesn’t care about Russian collusion, presidential obstruction, or the Mueller report.

What they do care about, however, is mental illness and addiction. Why? Because those are the issues that are affecting millions of Americans each day.

Sen. Klobuchar spoke in Des Moines, Iowa over the weekend about her mental health initiative, stating in a roundtable discussion that the subject of mental illness comes up more frequently than you'd expect: 

"The most surprising thing out there on the presidential trail that I’ve heard is how many people bring this up to me," said Klobuchar. "You know, you’re getting all those questions about, maybe the Mueller report, every so often, right? Or Russia. But no, I’ve gotten more questions about addiction and mental illness than I have about the Mueller report. True story."

WIBC host Tony Katz isn't surprised by Sen. Klobuchar's comments:

"What they want to tell you in cable news is that the Mueller Report is the single most important issue in the world. What 'people' will tell you is that their 'lives' are the most important thing in the world. And right now, their lives are being threatened by serious addictions to opioids and by mental illness. 

The story is not what they say it is; the story is what it is."

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