Klobuchar foresees role in Supreme Court fight
Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Tuesday she's not expecting a U.S. Supreme Court appointment but does intend to be a loud voice defending President Obama's prerogative to fill the vacancy.
"I think I have an obligation and a duty over the next months to make a case that the country can't leave this position vacant for over a year," Klobuchar told the Star Tribune. Klobuchar is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which vets Supreme Court nominees.
The unexpected death on Saturday of Justice Antonin Scalia has scrambled national politics. If Obama were to get his pick on the high court, it would mean five of its justices -- a majority -- would be Democratic nominees.