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BY: David Rutz
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) said she did not support free four-year college on Monday, telling a New Hampshire audience she would back it if she was a "magic genie" but it wasn't affordable.
Town - Hall - CNN - College - Graduate
In a town hall hosted by CNN, a 2017 college graduate named Griffin Sinclair-Wingate complained of high student loan payments to Klobuchar, who last week joined a growing field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.
"Would you be willing to stand with my generation and end the student debt crisis by supporting free college for all? And would you include undocumented and formerly incarcerated people in that program?" he asked, adding he wanted a "yes or no" answer.
Klobuchar - Request - Response - Students - Loans
Klobuchar didn't honor his request, giving a long response that included making it easier for students to refinance their loans and supporting free two-year, community colleges. She also called for government Pell grants to be expanded to more students.
Moderator Don Lemon noted she hadn't answered her questioner directly, leading Klobuchar to say, "No, I am not for free, four-year college for all." The CNN camera showed Sinclar-Wingate looking unhappy with her answer.
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