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Sen. Amy Klobuchar Weighs in on Kavanaugh Vote

Updated: October 08, 2018 04:24 PM

Senator Amy Klobuchar called the last few weeks "very difficult for our country," as she weighed in on the results of this weekends' vote confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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She also explained why she voted no. 

"I was very concerned when there wasn't going to be an investigation," she said Monday morning, during a visit to Duluth to announce legislation to help local law enforcement agencies combat the opioid problem. 

In the interview, Klobuchar said she had several other reasons why she didn't support the nominee. His views on net neutrality was a big one. 

"It's something I care a lot about. He issued an opinion saying that he would strike down the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, that has given $12 billion back to Americans who have been victims of fraud," she said.

She also said that she does not agree on his views on presidential power.

"The President could have picked many conservative jurists for the Court," Sen. Klobuchar said. "But he picked the one guy that has said in court opinions, that a President should be able to find laws unconstitutional on his own."

Klobuchar says Judge Kavanaugh believes the "President shouldn't be investigated while he still is in office."

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