- The Washington Times - Friday, January 18, 2019

Another prominent Democrat came out Friday against President Trump’s attorney general nominee William Barr as Sen. Amy Klobuchar — a prospective 2020 presidential candidate — said it is “very difficult to imagine” she would vote for him.

“He wouldn’t say he would follow the ethics advice of career lawyers in the department when it came to recusal regarding the Russia investigation, and also he didn’t 100 percent commit — not even 80 percent commit — to making the report public,” the Minnesota Democrat said during an interview on the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery.”

Ms. Klobuchar said she wants to finish reviewing the transcript of Mr. Barr’s confirmation hearing before making a final decision, but has “some very serious concerns” about his stances on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

She also criticized Mr. Barr for his immigration views, which are in line with Mr. Trump’s. During his confirmation hearing, Mr. Barr pushed for a border wall.

On Thursday, Sen. Kamala Harris, California Democrat and another prospective 2020 hopeful, said she will vote against Mr. Barr’s confirmation.



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