Klobuchar defends Senate Democrats on Trump nominations

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharOvernight Health Care: Trump eases rules on insurance outside ObamaCare | HHS office on religious rights gets 300 complaints in a month | GOP chair eyes opioid bill vote by Memorial Day Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand Dems seek reversal of nursing home regulatory rollback MORE (D-Minn.) defended Democratic lawmakers on Sunday against Republicans' allegations that Democrats have blocked President Trump from filling open jobs in his administration. 

"I'm not saying we're perfect throughout time, but I do know that all of his Cabinet nominees are now in place, that they have been voted on — some with significant Democratic support," Klobuchar said on "Fox News Sunday."

"Now we're working down to the next level, and they ... haven't put people up for a lot of those positions," she added. "When they come up, especially in the military area, the security area, we try to move quickly on those."


Trump has largely blamed Senate Democrats for obstructing his nominees and ultimately preventing him from filling out his administration.

He tweeted earlier this month that Democrats "are taking forever to approve my people, including Ambassadors."

While the Senate has been slower to confirm Trump's nominees than those of past presidents, the White House has been slow in nominating people to fill certain positions.

The White House is picking up the pace of nominations, however, with 92 since the beginning of May.