Democratic lawmaker and 2020 presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar recently responded to reports that her office has a bad work environment.
“Well, first of all, I love my staff. I wouldn’t be where I am and we wouldn’t be able to pass all those bills and do all that work if we didn’t have a great staff,” said Klobuchar. “I’m tough. I push people. That is true, but my point my point is, I have high expectations for myself, I have high expectation for the people that work for me, and I have high expectations for this country.”
"I have expectations for myself…I have high expectations for this country." @SenAmyKlobuchar says she is ready for the criticism that plagues a presidential candidate and that her "grit" will get her through. https://t.co/Gvc6PB17r7 pic.twitter.com/n3MxMBaXRn
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 11, 2019
However, anonymous staffers slammed Klobuchar as a terrible leader, claiming that she had spoken to them harshly and thrown binders at them in anger.
“I’ve always been taught that your true character shows in how you treat those with less power than you, especially behind closed doors,” the anonymous staffer said. “The way Sen. Klobuchar behaves in private with her staff is very different than when she’s in the public eye, and that kind of cruelty shouldn’t be acceptable for anyone.”