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PoliticsAmy Klobuchar Responds To Reports Of Mistreating Staff: 'I Can Be Tough'

06:20  11 february  2019
06:20  11 february  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.com

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Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota is facing accusations of mistreating her staff , according to a numerous news reports published this week. Her alleged unpredictable anger — which could be provoked by an iPad that wasn't fully charged, or alleged pet-peeves like using staples or an improperly packed

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Amy Klobuchar Responds To Reports Of Mistreating Staff: 'I Can Be Tough'© ASSOCIATED PRESS Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced her presidential candidacy on Sunday at a snowy rally in Minneapolis. Afterward, she spoke to reporters about reports that she routinely disparages many of the people who work for her. MINNEAPOLIS — Shortly after announcing her presidential bidon Sunday, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) offered a defense against the recent reports that she has consistently mistreated members of her staff.

“Yes, I can be tough, and yes I can push people,” Klobuchar told reporters following her rally at Minneapolis’ Boom Island Park. “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.”

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Amy Klobuchar ’s mistreatment of her office staff began more than a decade ago and eventually caused such concerns that in 2015, then-Senate Scoggin did not respond to interview requests. A former manager in the office said it was hard to imagine how Klobuchar created a morale problem

She added: “In the end, there are so many great stories of our staff that have been with me for years.”

Accounts from several of her former employees that surfaced in recent days describe a long history of Klobuchar constantly berating her staff and creating a hostile work environment. At least three people have withdrawn from consideration to lead her 2020 campaign, in part because of her behavior as a boss, HuffPost reported on Wednesday.

In interviews with HuffPost and BuzzFeed, former staffers said Klobuchar regularly chastised and shouted at her employees over minor errors, berated them in late-night emails and sometimes threw objects, leaving some workers often in tears. Others said she would task them with her personal errands, such as washing dishes at her home, which violates Senate ethics rules.

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Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) mistreats staffers have emerged just as she is likely to launch her 2020 The development happened after HuffPost reported on Klobuchar 's alleged mistreatment of her staff . Some of them even questioned if Klobuchar was subject to "sexist stereotypes" about tough

Amy Klobuchar ’s potential presidential bid – in part because of claims she mistreats staffers, the “Senator Klobuchar loves her staff ― they are the reason she has gotten to where she is today,” a And Tristan Brown, a former legislative aide, said: “ I ’ve heard people say she’s tough to work for and I

Klobuchar’s mistreatment of staff caused then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to privately reprimand her in 2015, HuffPost reported, citing multiple sources.

Reid does not recall if this encounter occurred, a spokesperson said. Now retired, Reid described Klobuchar as “one of the most brilliant, hardest-working members of the Senate.”

An outspoken critic of President Donald Trump’s administration, Klobuchar made national headlines last year with her tough questioning of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his Senate confirmation hearing. She has maintained high approval ratings in her home state, where she is known for being warm and personable, and she easily won a third term in November.

She joins an already crowded field seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination that includes several women ― Sens. Kamala Harris (Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii).

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar has a big event scheduled for Sunday in Minnesota that might just be the formal launch of a HuffPost reports that former staffers accuse senator of mistreating employees. One former male staffer suggests a sexist stereotype is at play: Lots of male senators are tough , too, but you don't hear the same kind of complaints. She has a long, long history of mistreating staff . https

Klobuchar’s supporters and some of her former staff members believe much of the criticism of the lawmaker’s managerial style stems from sexism.

“Female politicians get treated very differently than male politicians in matters like this,” said Tom Reimann, 26, who attended Sunday’s rally with his fiancée. “If men are seen as aggressive, and kind of domineering, it’s seen as a positive trait, like they’re just trying to get things done. When women do the same thing, there are a number of negative stereotypes.”

Still, Klobuchar has been plagued by one of the highest staff turnover rates in the Senate. When she first ran for the Senate in 2006, her aides wrote a memo outlining duties for the staffer in charge of her personal needs and logistics. “... DON’T interupt [sic] her unless ABSOLUTELY necessary and be careful when trying to calm her down,” it warned.

During her 2006 campaign, Klobuchar was serving as the Hennepin County attorney, and the president of the union representing many of her employees claimed she had “created a hostile work environment” and “severely damaged the morale of the office.” At the time, Klobuchar and her staff said that characterization was part of a broader backlash over salary negotiations.

The surfacing of more details of Klobuchar’s employee mistreatment raises questions about how it will affect her ability to campaign with the “Minnesota nice” reputation she has long enjoyed.

“I’ve known about [Klobuchar’s mistreatment of staff] for quite some time,” said 69-year-old Bruce Olson, a longtime Minneapolis resident who attended the rally. “The rumor around here is that working for her is hell.”

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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