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Klobuchar Ate a Salad with a Comb, Then Forced a Staffer to Clean It

A New York Times report uncovered deeply disturbing behavior by the Minnesota Democrat and 2020 contender.

By NTK Staff | 02.22.2019 @3:20pm
Klobuchar Ate a Salad with a Comb, Then Forced a Staffer to Clean It

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is well known for treating her staff like garbage, but a New York Times report exposed some deeply disturbing behavior previously unreported until now.

Here’s how the Times explained the events from 2008:

Senator Amy Klobuchar was hungry, forkless and losing patience.

An aide, joining her on a trip to South Carolina in 2008, had procured a salad for his boss while hauling their bags through an airport terminal. But once onboard, he delivered the grim news: He had fumbled the plastic eating utensils before reaching the gate, and the crew did not have any forks on such a short flight.

What happened next was typical: Ms. Klobuchar berated her aide instantly for the slip-up. What happened after that was not: She pulled a comb from her bag and began eating the salad with it, according to four people familiar with the episode.

Then she handed the comb to her staff member with a directive: Clean it.

The shocking revelation is the latest in a series of troubling reports about Klobuchar’s treatment of her staff.

During a Veterans Day event some time ago, a staffer to former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) told the Huffington Post that a Klobuchar aide came up to the Franken staffer with a look of terror on her face and said, “I’m supposed to tell you, Senator Klobuchar is late today because I am bad at my job.”

One of the more benign examples of Klobuchar’s abuse included tardy slips for Senate staffers:

One morning several years ago, when most of the office staff was running late — the ex-staffer couldn’t remember the reason — Klobuchar wrote out tardy slips and placed them on each missing aide’s desk. The staffer recalls incredulous bursts of laughter as her co-workers arrived one by one to find the notes, but Klobuchar was deadly serious. An aide whom she called into her office walked back out in tears.

As more stories like these come to light, Klobuchar is sure to struggle with addressing concerns voters may have regarding her temperament.

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