WASHINGTON – Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) released the following statement after Google finalized its acquisition of Fitbit before the Justice Department completed its antitrust investigation into the transaction:

“Google’s announcement that it is closing its acquisition of Fitbit while the transaction is still under review by the Justice Department is yet another sign of the company’s troubling lack of concern for complying with the antitrust laws. The rush to finalize its deal before Biden Administration enforcers take charge is all the more disturbing. Despite the premature completion of this merger, I continue to urge the Department to seek all appropriate remedies under the law to protect competition and consumers from any anticompetitive effects caused by this transaction.”