Democratic Party presidential hopeful and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Sunday that in asking the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, President Donald Trump had committed an act on par with the Watergate scandal.
Klobuchar made the comments on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos in which she reiterated her stance that the president's actions were worthy of his impeachment.
Then Klobuchar evoked Watergate, the 1972 scandal that would force President Richard Nixon to resign from the Oval Office.
"When you think back to Watergate, they didn't close their eyes when a paranoid president, who was up for election and looking for dirt on a political opponent, got involved with having people break into an office and steal information on their opponents from a filing cabinet," Klobuchar said to moderator George Stephanopoulos.
"Well, this is the global version of Watergate where a president is trying to get dirt on a political opponent from a world leader," she added.
The Minnesota lawmaker's comments come following the second week of open hearings in the House impeachment inquiry, announced by House Democrats in September following news of the president's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in which President Trump asked Zelensky to investigate theories relating to the 2016 election and into former Vice President Joe Biden, one of his political rivals.
Klobuchar isn't the only one who has recently drawn a comparison between the president's current predicament and that of the 37th president. As The Inquisitr reported earlier this week, Nick Akerman, a former U.S. Attorney known for prosecuting the Watergate case, said that the recent testimony of U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland was particularly damming to the president, calling his testimony earlier this week a "tipping point."