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‘Me llamo Elena’: Klobuchar accused of ‘Hispandering’ to Latino workers with elementary school story (Washington Examiner)

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‘Me llamo Elena’: Klobuchar accused of ‘Hispandering’ to Latino workers with elementary school story – By Anthony Leonardi (Washington Examiner) / Feb 19 2020

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is under fire for telling a story from her fourth grade Spanish class to a majority-Latino audience.

While speaking to workers from the Culinary Union, the Democratic presidential candidate introduced herself and opened up with a story from her elementary school Spanish class: “Well, let me tell you first about me. My name is Amy, and, when I took Spanish in fourth grade, my name was Elena,” Klobuchar said. “They gave me the name, ‘Me llamo Elena,’ because I couldn’t roll my Rs very well.”

Though some in the audience smiled in response, Klobuchar took flak online for “pandering” to Hispanic voters.

“There’s Hispandering and then there’s whatever this is,” said Gabe Ortiz, a senior writer at the Daily Kos. “No one cares about your fourth grade Spanish class, we’d like to know if we can go to the doctor’s without going broke, if we can protect our families from deportation, oh and if we can still have a democracy a couple years from now, thanks.”

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