'Saturday Night Live's' Rachel Dratch Tips Her Hat to Amy Klobuchar: "I Admire the Heck Out of You"

On Monday, Amy Klobuchar dropped out of the race to be the Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential election. In response to the news, comedian and Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch—who recently played the Minnesota senator during several guest appearances on SNL—tweeted at Klobuchar with a few kind words.

"Thanks ⁦@amyklobuchar for being such a good sport throughout the SNL campaign season," Dratch tweeted. "I admire the heck out of you, and I think you would have made a great president."

The moderate Democrat left the race not long after another moderate candidate, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, exited the race on Sunday. In addition to no longer being in the fray of the Democratic primary, Klobuchar and Buttigieg will also, in all likelihood, be less frequent comedy targets on SNL.

Dratch most recently reprised her role as Klobuchar on Saturday, in a sketch parodying the various candidates' responses to the spread of coronavirus. The comedian's performance hammered home the senator's rivalry with Buttigieg.

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Rachel Dratch as Sen. Amy Klobuchar on 'SNL' NBC

"Yeah, the whole moderate-from-the-midwest schtick is mine, so stay out of my center lane, bitch," Dratch's Klobuchar exclaimed to Colin Jost's Buttigieg.

In December, Klobuchar complimented Dratch for playing her, tweeting out a message of thanks following an episode of SNL. Dratch responded, tweeting, "A good sense of humor is essential for any candidate, in my book! Thanks @amyklobuchar for being a good sport! Happy holidays!"

Klobuchar is expected to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden, who had a decisive victory in South Carolina, in a rally on Monday ahead of Super Tuesday.