Klobuchar reads to Senate for hours as abortion standoff blocks trafficking bill

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Usually it only seems like our political leaders are talking on and on for hours. But Sen. Amy Klobuchar really did that Wednesday.

As the Pioneer Press reports, Klobuchar held the Senate floor for more than two hours in what amounted to a filibuster (though the Senator refused to call it that).

She spent most of her time talking about sex trafficking but occasionally chided her fellow Senators for letting abortion politics ensnare a bill that would crack down on traffickers and help their victims.

Much of her speech consisted of reading from the book, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.”

Got a couple hours? You can give it a listen here.

In one of those ironies of Washington, Klobuchar’s long-windedness helped block a vote on a bill she actually wants to see passed.

What are they debating?

The bill is called the Justice for…

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