Klobuchar is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and has participated in two previous Supreme Court nomination hearings; prior to her time in the Senate, Klobuchar served as Hennepin County Attorney
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today called on her colleagues in the U.S. Senate to hold hearings and a vote on Judge Merrick Garland, who President Barack Obama nominated to fill the current vacancy on the Supreme Court.
“The President has done his job in nominating this exemplary jurist. Now, we need to do our job in the Senate,” said Klobuchar. “While I look forward to meeting with Judge Garland, I have met him several times in the past and liked him. I have been particularly impressed by his record and background as well as his ability to gain bipartisan support with his 76-23 Senate vote for the D.C. Circuit. The Constitution is clear: the Senate must consider the President’s nominee and then choose whether to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ We must do our job, hold hearings, and vote.”
??Klobuchar is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over Supreme Court nominees. She served on the Judiciary Committee during the confirmation of Associate Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Prior to her time in the Senate, Klobuchar served as Hennepin County Attorney.