Democratic Senator Klobuchar Thanks MSNBC For Exposing Jan. 6 ‘Lies’ And ‘Conspiracy’

In an interview on Tuesday, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) expressed gratitude to MSNBC for routing out the “lies” and “conspiracy” surrounding the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill.

Speaking to “Morning Joe” host Willie Geist, Klobuchar detailed proposed legislation known as the Presidential Election Reform Act, which would clarify that the Vice President’s role in ratifying Electoral College results is strictly ceremonial.

The legislation would also require one fifth of Congress to consider an objection to the election results brought by a state, whereas current laws only require one congressman and one senator from a state to raise an objection.

The bill comes in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill, which was preceded by former President Donald Trump advising former Vice President Mike Pence not to certify the results.

“I think we should take one step back for viewers and remind viewers what the existing Electoral Count Act is,” Geist began in the interview. “There’s been some attention around it obviously in the last couple of years and what you believe needs changing to it.”

It was then that Klobuchar gave her glowing praise of MSNBC.

“First, I want to thank you guys for being a check on the lies and a check on the conspiracy,” said Klobuchar.

“What we have to do today is take an 1877 law put in place during the Rutherford B. Hayes era and make sure that we have a democracy and a process that basically reflects the will of the people,” she continued. “Because you know what happened, January 6th is not just a date, it was a date we were counting the Electoral College vote, pretty much a ceremony but it became a rallying cry for the insurrectionists.”

Klobuchar proceeded to express the need for a higher threshold to challenge election results.

“We’re clarifying two out of 535 people, that’s all it takes to lodge an objection and create havoc in this process,” Klobuchar explained. “We’re putting that number up in the Senate bill to 20%.”