Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar went on Fox News last night and Brett Baier promptly dragged a skeleton out of her closet and embarrassed her.
Klobuchar is running against Trump in 2020 if she survives the bloodbath Dem primary. Someone must be worried about her chances because the knives are out for the Klobuchar.
Someone is leaking her skeletons to the media and they are not pretty. It seems she is a little tyrant straight out of the Hillary Clinton playbook with a disdain for staff and the ‘little people.’
When Brett Baier addressed the elephant in the room, she did not deny the stories but instead tried to spin Bair.
From The Free Beacon: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.), a 2020 presidential candidate, on Tuesday responded to anonymous accusations that she behaves cruelly to staffers in her office.
Klobuchar sat down for an interview with Fox News host Bret Baier, who asked the senator whether she had ever “thrown a binder at anybody,” referring to a recent BuzzFeed News report in which an anonymous former aide claimed that an enraged Klobuchar once hurled a binder that hit a staffer in the face.
Klobuchar did not definitively deny the accusation.
“If you look at that story, it said something about me throwing a binder down, not at someone,” she said.
Klobuchar also responded to similar anonymous accusations of her conduct published in HuffPost and Yahoo News.
“I am proud of our staff, and yes, I can be a tough boss and push people. That’s obvious,” Klobuchar said. “That’s because I have high expectations of myself, I have high expectations of those that work with me, and I have high expectations for my country.”
Klobuchar’s response echoed almost word-for-word her statement Sunday on the accusations following her announcement that she would be launching a presidential campaign at Boom Island Park in Minnesota.
“Yes, I can be tough, and yes I can push people,” she said. “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.”
On Tuesday, Klobuchar cited a low staff turnover rate in her previous career as a county attorney.
“There’s nothing more—a better way to judge a manager, which I was for years, by the way, when I was county attorney, with a very low turnover rate for eight years,” she said. “I managed hundreds of prosecutors, which isn’t easy to do.”
From Buzzfeed: Amy Klobuchar has laid the grounds for a presidential run on an image of “Minnesota nice.”
But behind the doors of her Washington, DC, office, the Minnesota Democrat ran a workplace controlled by fear, anger, and shame, according to interviews with eight former staffers, one that many employees found intolerably cruel.
She demeaned and berated her staff almost daily, subjecting them to bouts of explosive rage and regular humiliation within the office, according to interviews and dozens of emails reviewed by BuzzFeed News.
That anger regularly left employees in tears, four former staffers said. She yelled, threw papers, and sometimes even hurled objects; one aide was accidentally hit with a flying binder, according to someone who saw it happen, though the staffer said the senator did not intend to hit anyone with the binder when she threw it.
“I cried. I cried, like, all the time,” said one former staffer.
In the emails seen by BuzzFeed, often sent between 1 and 4 in the morning, Klobuchar regularly berated employees, often in all capital letters, over minor mistakes, misunderstandings, and misplaced commas.
Klobuchar, in the emails, which were mostly sent over the past few years, referred to her staff’s work as “the worst in … years,” and “the worst in my life.”