Sen. Amy Klobuchar joked Wednesday that at one point during the Democrats' argumentative debate in South Carolina, she thought she was going to get punched when she was caught in the crossfire between candidates Tom Steyer and Joe Biden.
"It was a legitimate discussion, but Steyer moved over closer and closer to my space to the point I thought I could actually get hit on the debate stage," the Minnesota Democrat told CNN's "New Day." "And then I thought, 'well, he's kinda got deep pockets if that happens.' But I was literally sandwiched between the two of them yelling at each other. I know very well what was going on and what that photo would be."
While Biden and Steyer were arguing, Steyer appeared to be gesturing with a fist. Klobuchar, meanwhile, stood between the two men with a big smile on her face.
However, she is concerned about the image all the fighting between the Democrats on the debate stage creates.
"We don't all agree with the fighting," Klobuchar said. "People can make their points, but this keeps going and going. To me, it's one thing to make a policy point. It's another to make it so you get a sound bite the next day on TV just to raise money, and that feels a bit (like) what was going on with some of my colleagues."
Wednesday, the senator said she is focusing on a "positive, optimistic economic agenda," and on drawing attention to the costly promises being made by Sens. Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren.
"There's a lot of things that sound good on paper or look good on a bumper sticker, but please imagine Donald Trump prosecuting the case against those two on the debate stage," said Klobuchar.
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