WASHINGTON, DC –Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar released the following statement on U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger. Klobuchar recommended Luger for the position to President Obama in 2013.

“Andy Luger is a good friend and dedicated public servant, and he has been an extraordinary U.S. Attorney. Leading a great team of prosecutors and local police and federal investigators, he solved the Jacob Wetterling case that eluded law enforcement for decades and put Jacob's killer behind bars. Andy took on sex traffickers, terrorism recruitment cases, major white collar offenders, and built strong, positive relationships with Minnesota’s Muslim community. His energy and passion for his job inspired everyone he worked with. Given the strong, bipartisan support he has garnered across the state, I will urge that he be renominated. I have already spoken with both the Attorney General and the nominee for Deputy Attorney General about Andy's work. Andy has served our state and its people well.”