Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar today made the following statement after President Obama announced that he has nominated James Comey to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Klobuchar and Comey graduated together from the University of Chicago Law School in 1985.

“From our days together as classmates at law school to his work as a top federal prosecutor and Deputy Attorney General, Jim Comey has proven to be a man of principle and integrity with a deep understanding of the law. Jim’s intelligence, strength of character, breadth of experience, and ability to reach across the aisle and work with others make him a fine candidate to lead the nation’s most powerful investigative body.”