MINNEAPOLIS - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) issued the following statement after President-elect Biden announced Jake Sullivan, a Minnesotan and former Klobuchar staff member, as his National Security Advisor:

“Our country is lucky that Jake Sullivan - a proud Minnesotan - will serve at the highest levels of the Biden-Harris Administration to keep all Americans safe. From his time working for me on my first campaign and as my counsel in the U.S. Senate, to advising Secretary Clinton and President-elect Biden on matters of diplomacy and national security, Jake has earned a well-deserved reputation as an honest and hardworking public servant. He is smart and thorough. He is humble and thoughtful. He is exactly the kind of person that should serve in this critical role.”