Amy Klobuchar Rebuts Reports of Mistreating Staff: ‘Have I Pushed People Too Hard? Yes, But…’

Presidential candidate and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) was asked about the recent reports of her mistreating her staff during her CNN town hall in New Hampshire.

“First of all, you have to know I love my staff,” she said. “A number of them from the campaign are here right now. I’ve had the same people have worked for me for years. My chief of staff has worked for me for six years, my state director for seven years, my campaign manager for 14 years.”

Klobuchar also pointed to the low turnover rate and the many lawyers she managed in the law firms she worked at.

“Am I a tough boss sometimes? Yes. Have I pushed people too hard? Yes. But I have kept expectations for myself that are very high. I’ve asked my staff to meet those same expectations, and that — the big point for me is I want the country to meet high expectations because we don’t have that going now,” she added.

Klobuchar does have one of the highest staff turnover rates in the Senate, according to LegiStorm. HuffPost reported because of the stories of the mistreatment, it was why her campaign was having such a hard time to find someone to be the campaign manager.

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Julio has previously written for Independent Journal Review. He is currently a Military/Veterans Contributor for and serving in the Marine Corps Reserves.