WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the statement below following President-elect Biden’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to serve as Attorney General of the United States:

“Merrick Garland is a brilliant judge who has earned the respect of lawmakers from both parties throughout his decades in public service. The Attorney General of the United States serves as the people’s lawyer, and I have full confidence that Judge Garland will restore credibility and independence to the Department of Justice. I look forward to working with him to make systemic reforms to our justice system, secure Americans’ right to vote, and counter the increasing monopolization that is hurting consumers.”