Posted at 9:07 PM on April 19, 2009
by Tom Scheck
DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar appeared on CNN's State of the Union this morning. She discussed President Obama's handshake with Venezuela President Hugo Chavez, Obama's decision to release the CIA torture memos and the U.S. Senate race. Here's her take on the Senate race:
Well, all right, first of all, I would say this, and that is that Norm Coleman has a right to pursue his appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court. But Minnesota also has a right to two senators. This has been going on for months now. Since December, our staff, I'm so proud of them, they've had double the case work. Everything from veterans benefits cases to people who have lost their Social Security checks to people who are trying to adopt babies in Guatemala that are stalled out.
Minnesota has that right to two senators. I'm hopeful the Minnesota Supreme Court is going to move very quickly on this. The law actually says in Minnesota that they have to set aside their other work.
Now, I had predicted this would be resolved when the ice melted on Lake Minnetonka, John. And the three-judge ruling came out, 42 minutes, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources declared the ice had melted.
Now I predict this will be done when Minnesotans are allowed to swim in our lakes, which is Memorial weekend.
You can read the transcript of the show here.