Amy Klobuchar went barefoot at DNC to make an important point about the expectations on women

Isobel van Hagen
Wednesday 19 August 2020 09:30
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(AP)

US Senator Amy Klobuchar is among the long list of Democrats (and even some Republicans) to speak at the DNC, except she may have been alone in one thing: she wasn’t wearing shoes.

Klobuchar, who herself ran for the presidential nomination earlier this year, tweeted a behind-the-scenes photo at the virtual Democratic convention, “Who needs shoes?”

The photo showing her feet behind a podium got mixed responses from people praising her relatability to some eyebrow-raising, as well as jokes about “feet pics”.

We can presume Klobuchar was just going for a joke about comfort, as women are often expected to wear uncomfortable shoes during important moments.

In another tweet last night, she quoted Michelle Obama on voting: “We have got to grab our comfortable shoes, put on our masks, pack a brown bag dinner and maybe breakfast too because we've got to be willing to stand in line all night if we have to.”

In this case, Amy forewent Michelle's comfy shoes advice and went fully barefoot.

“Love this Amy, literally one of the most grounded politicians of our time! I can't wait to see what role you will have in the new Administration,” one twitter user commented. Another said, “Thank you for being so down to earth.”

Others thought it was a bit bizarre:

This did not stop the foot jokes from rolling in.

The Democratic senator from Minnesota was given four minutes to address the public on Tuesday evening in support of Joe Biden saying, “Trump will need a change of address card in January.”

Klobuchar herself is certainly not new to scandal - consider the eating salad with a comb incident - so she can definitely handle a little self-imposed bare feet-banter.

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