GOP senators offer praise for Klobuchar: 'She’s the whole package'

Newly minted 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharWebb: The modern age of dissent versus riot Bottom line Judd Gregg: Biden — a path to the presidency, or not MORE (D-Minn.) is winning praise from Republican senators, with several describing her as "respectful" and "responsible" and calling attention to her willingness to compromise.

“She wants to achieve a solution and I would hope that’s not a disqualifying thing for someone who would like to be president,” Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntCalls for police reform sparks divisions in Congress Washington prepares for a summer without interns GOP faces internal conflicts on fifth coronavirus bill MORE (R-Mo.) said in a Politico article published Monday. “I like her a lot and hope that’s not harmful to her.”

Sen. Johnny IsaksonJohnny IsaksonJustice Department closing stock investigations into Loeffler, Inhofe, Feinstein Loeffler runs ad tying Doug Collins to Pelosi, Sanders, Biden The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip MORE (R-Ga.) said, “She’s a person of character and great ability. She’s the whole package. That’s probably too nice."

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Klobuchar on Sunday officially launched her presidential bid, becoming the fifth senator to enter the race, joining Democratic Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Hill's Morning Report - Protesters' defiance met with calls to listen Calls for police reform sparks divisions in Congress Harris: Trump 'just tear-gassed peaceful protesters for a photo op' MORE (Calif.), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandSenate Dems press DOJ over coronavirus safety precautions in juvenile detention centers Senate Democrat introduces bill to protect food supply It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (N.Y.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerCalls for police reform sparks divisions in Congress Schumer calls on McConnell to schedule vote on law enforcement reform bill before July 4 This week: Senate reconvenes as protests roil nation amid pandemic MORE (N.J.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill's Morning Report - Protesters' defiance met with calls to listen Biden wins DC primary Warren asks Pentagon IG to probe military role in Trump's protest response MORE (Mass.).

Sen. Pat RobertsCharles (Pat) Patrick RobertsDeadline for Kansas Senate race passes without Pompeo filing Overnight Defense: Democrats expand probe into State IG's firing | House schedules late June votes with defense bill on deck | New Navy secretary sworn in Government watchdog: 'No evidence' Pompeo violated Hatch Act with Kansas trips MORE (R-Kan.) said Klobuchar is "probably more responsible" than the other candidates in the race.

"Oftentimes I'll stand my ground," Klobuchar told Politico. "But if I can find common ground to get something done, I do."

Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsTrump pushes back against GOP senators' criticism of dispersal of protesters in Lafayette Square: 'You got it wrong' Trump, Biden battle to shape opinion on scenes of unrest GOP senators dodge on treatment of White House protesters MORE (R-Maine) praised Klobuchar's line of questioning on the Senate Judiciary Committee as "excellent."