By Justine Coleman – 11/24/19 11:20 AM EST

Klobuchar says subpoenaing the whistleblower 'would be a serious, serious mistake'

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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharSunday Talk Shows: After two weeks of testimony, lawmakers look to next steps of impeachment proceedings Impeachment trial throws curveball into 2020 race The Hill’s 12:30 Report — Presented by Johnson & Johnson — Trump calls into ‘Fox & Friends,’ talks impeachment MORE (D-Minn.) said Sunday that subpoenaing the whistleblower who helped spark the House impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpJane Fonda says she feels ‘sad’ for Trump Bloomberg vows not to take campaign donations, presidential salary Biden reveals four women he could pick as his running mate MORE “would be a serious, serious mistake.”

The senator told George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosLawmakers spar over upcoming Sondland testimony GOP rep on impeachment: ‘I think the evidence is crumbling’ Senate Republicans can acquit Trump — but they cannot defend his conduct MORE on ABC’s “This Week” that a whistleblower should not be forced to testify, adding there is a danger the doing so would set a precedent for future whistleblowers. Republican lawmakers have been clamoring for testimony from the whistleblower, which House Intelligence Committee Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSunday Talk Shows: After two weeks of testimony, lawmakers look to next steps of impeachment proceedings A case for impeaching all living presidents of the United States White House keeps Democrats from critical witnesses MORE (D-Calif.) has denied.

She continued saying House investigators had more direct information from the officials who testified than they would get from the whistleblower.

“It’s been pointed out the whistleblower had limited secondhand information, and now, right in front of the nation, people have testified under oath who had firsthand information about the fact that the president made this call and very specifically tied it with dirt on a political opponent,” Klobuchar told ABC’s “This Week.”

“So I think that would be a serious, serious mistake,” she added.

Klobuchar added that the “bigger issue” is the American people are watching and want a “patriotism and value check” on Trump, citing the election results in Kentucky and Virginia, where the Democratic party received wins.

“As Democrats, as we go into this presidential race, George, we better not screw this up,” she said.

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