Klobuchar Claims She’ll ‘Do Better’ After Accusations From Her Staff: ‘I Know I Can Push People Too Hard’

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Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), a 2020 presidential hopeful, is continuing to push back on rumors of staff mistreatment.

In a statement to the Star Tribune, Klobuchar admitted that she can be harsh to her staff at times, but she is trying to listen to feedback and do better.

“I’m incredibly proud of the work our staff has done and I would not be here without amazing staff,” Klobuchar said. “I know I can be tough, I know I can push people too hard, and I also know I can do better — and I will.”

As IJR previously reported, reports were released that Klobuchar was extremely harsh with her staff. According to Zach Rodvold in a statement to the Star Tribune, many of the rumors are true.

“A lot of what’s been said about working for Amy is true,” said Rodvold, who works for another member of Congress. “I just don’t see it as something that’s disqualifying for running for president.”


An anonymous former staffer also spoke out about their experience working for Klobuchar.

“You’d wake up to a string of four, five, six, seven, eight e-mails of increasing anger, with everybody copied. It was, ‘This is the worst thing I’ve ever seen. Naive. Stupid. Awful.’ It was just this vitriol. You didn’t wake up to it every single day, but it was enough that my stomach just clenched every morning the second I woke up.”

This is not the first time Klobuchar is speaking out about the rumors and tried to clarify her leadership style, but it is uncertain whether this will harm her presidential campaign.


“I have high expectations for myself, I have high expectations for the people that work for me, but I have high expectations for this country,” Klobuchar said to reporters after a rally. “In the end, there are so many great stories of our staff that have been with me for years.”

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Allen Zabel

And yet she still wants to be in politics?
Insanity squared.


But will she still throw tantrums and objects? Perhaps anger management therapy should be part of her “reform”.

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