WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar has issued the following statement on the confirmation of Christopher Wray as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI):

“Our democracy depends on an FBI that is independent, impartial, and dedicated to the cause of justice. The Bureau’s mission, and its investigations, simply cannot be influenced by politics. Christopher Wray has demonstrated a commitment to integrity, that he will follow the law, and that he believes in the independence of the FBI. His confirmation comes at a critical moment in the FBI’s history. I am confident in his ability to lead the agency as it continues its important work to safeguard our democracy from foreign interference.”

On Tuesday, Klobuchar took to the Senate floor to support the confirmation of Christopher Wray as the next FBI director

For a broadcast-quality video excerpt of Klobuchar’s remarks, click here.