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Watch: Sen. Amy Klobuchar on 'The Daily Show' says 'a lot of people felt left behind' by Democrats

She and Trevor Noah talked civil liberties and how Democrats can win back voters.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar was on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Tuesday.

She and Noah covered a few main topics: working with people from the other party to pass legislation, prescription drug prices, voter rights, and the identity of the Democratic Party. We've pulled out a few highlights farther down.

The 12-minute clip of Klobuchar's extended interview is embedded below – or you can click here to watch the full episode on Comedy Central's page. (It's the third segment, after the second yellow ad-break line.)

A few highlights

– Noah referenced Klobuchar being one of the most productive senators during the current session, having sponsored or co-sponsored 27 bills that became law as of last December – the most of any senator. Noah asked if she walks around the halls of Congress acting proud.

"I think it's a good time in politics to be humble," Klobuchar responded.

– Klobuchar argued that while Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 election are a "serious thing," a similar effort is happening within the U.S. in the form of voter suppression.

"Why don't we just let every 18-year-old who is eligible to vote, automatically register them?" she asked. 

To which Noah later asked how that would actually happen.

"If we're living in a time where Target ... can find a pair of shoes in Hawaii with a SKU number, we should be able to figure out who's eligible to vote," she said, adding people can be automatically registered through things like applying for a driver's license – while also ensuring people who can't legally vote aren't registered.

"This is a race issue of course, this is an income issue, but more than anything it's a civil liberty issue," she said.

– Noah went back to the 2016 election, referencing how Hillary Clinton won Minnesota by less than many people expected, and how Donald Trump won 19 counties that Barack Obama had taken in 2012.

So Noah asked: How can Democrats win those people back?

"We should leave no one behind," Klobuchar said. "And I think a lot of people felt left behind. It wasn't necessarily the policies we were putting out. Some of it was that, but some if it was the fact that there wasn't enough focus on the economy and what mattered to people in their daily lives."


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