Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) on Monday responded to recent reports from BuzzFeed News and HuffPost, outlining her poor treatment of staff, by admitting she’s “tough” on aides because she has “high expectations.”
“First of all, I love my staff. I wouldn’t be where I am and we wouldn’t be able to pass all of those bills and do all that work if we didn’t have great staff,” she said during an interview on “Good Morning America” Monday. “I am tough. I push people. That is true, but my point is that I have high expectations for myself. I have high expectations for the people that work for me and I have high expectation for this country.”
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In the HuffPost piece about the environment in Klobuchar’s Washington, D.C. office, former staffers outlined the senator’s penchant for berating staff for small mistakes by copying other aides on emails. BuzzFeed reported that Klobuchar — who just announced her presidential bid on Sunday — once threw a binder across the room and it struck a former staffer.