Amy Backs a Big Tent Strategy, As Bernie and Mayor Pete Shun Pro-Life Democrats and Progressives

via The Hill:

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on Tuesday said that the Democratic Party should be a “big tent” for people of different beliefs, including those who oppose abortion rights….

“There are pro-life Democrats, and they are part of our party, and I think we need to build a big tent,” she said.

“I think we need to bring people in instead of shutting them out.”

When Bernie Sanders was asked if there is such a thing as a pro-life Democrat in his vision of the party, he replied, “By this time in history, I think, when we talk about what a Democrat is, I think being pro-choice is an essential part of that.”

When Pete Buttigieg was asked about whether or not he was open to a more inclusive approach toward pro-life Democrats by pro-life Democrat Kristen Day, he refused to directly answer the question, reiterated his support for legal abortion, and declined to say that he valued the over 20 million pro-life Democrats in the party.