Allegations of staff mistreatment by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., are piling up.
The Washington Examiner reports,
In the latest example, three former staffers and a Capitol Hill veteran told Yahoo News that when the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate would find out staffers were leaving for other jobs, she would call their new employers to have the offers withdrawn.
It’s unclear if any of those job offers were rescinded after the alleged calls.
Klobuchar’s reputation as a boss has come under scrutiny in the last week as she entered the 2020 presidential race. Former staffers have alleged the senator fostered a hostile work environment and often lashed out at her staff over small mistakes.
The alleged mistreatment has been a hurdle in hiring for her presidential campaign.
Klobuchar addressed the reports Monday by acknowledging she’s a “tough” boss.
“I love my staff,” she said in an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “I wouldn’t be where I am and we wouldn’t be able to pass all those bills and do all that work if we didn’t have great staff. I am tough. I push people, that is true.”
“But my point is, is that I have high expectations for myself, I have high expectations for the people that work for me, and I have high expectations for this country,” she said.