Klobuchar Says She Doesn't Think English Should Be Official Language

Klobuchar Says She Doesn't Think English Should Be Official Language Click to Enlarge Photo: AP Images

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

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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