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Klobuchar: English Should Not Be U.S. National Language

Amy Klobuchar addresses her supporters after the New Hampshire primary. Amy Klobuchar addresses her supporters after the New Hampshire primary. |  Photo: ABC News

Sara Burnett and Michelle Price
Created: February 14, 2020 09:12 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar says she no longer believes English should be the national language of the U.S.

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The Minnesota senator is disavowing a vote she took more than a decade ago as she tries to build support in Nevada, whose presidential caucuses are being held Feb. 22.

The senator says she believes making English an official language would make it harder to produce government documents and important materials in several languages.

In 2007, she supported an amendment backed by Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma that would have made English the national language. Inhofe said the amendment was about “preserving our culture and heritage.”

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Sara Burnett and Michelle Price

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