Wednesday, during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing featuring testimony from James Comey, former 2020 candidate Amy Klobuchar offered a personal positive reference to Comey from a perspective of his formal law school classmate.
Klobuchar said “We all have mixed legacies. We all have things that we regret, we have things that we’re proud of.”
Klobuchar said “I think a lot of people are wondering why we are having this hearing right now and I think most people would think we should be talking about other things. Except maybe President Trump. And I understand the Chair’s statements about wanting to move on FISA reform.”
She continued “I will point out the Republicans have been running the Senate for the last four years. They have their own internal disagreements on FISA.”
“The president has been president for the last four years, and I haven’t heard him talking about FISA reform repeatedly as one of his major priorities.”
“I will get to Mr. Comey in a while,” Klobuchar added.
“I’ll note that he has appeared before this committee many times. If you look at all of these reports about what he did in his time in office, I don’t agree with everything that he did, but I do know, as being his classmate in law school, I could call him anytime and ask him things.”
“But I also know that he had the respect of a lot of people that worked for him,” she said.
“And so if I look at legacies, we all have mixed legacies.”
“We all have things that we regret, we have things that we’re proud of,” she added.