Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar used her Monday afternoon appearance at an Iowa forum on Native American issues to highlight infrastructure problems on tribal lands:
“If they can hook up the entire country of Iceland, I think we can hook up our Native American reservations… and our tribal lands to make sure that they have high-speed internet for our kids.”
Harold Frazier of the Cheyenne Sioux Tribe told Klobuchar there are five washed-out roads on his reservation from spring flooding:
“Nobody cares. It’s shameful to see the neglect in your own backyard. I have no faith in the federal government. We’ve been lied to enough.”
Klobuchar says as president she’d make road repairs a priority, along with “green” solutions.