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“Yes, I can be tough, and yes I can push people… 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…. In the end, there are so many great stories of our staff that have been with me for years.” ~ Amy Klobuchar, 10 Feb 2019, Boom Island Park [Source]
Amy Klobuchar Selected Tweets
Below are some selected Twitter posts in chronological order with the most recent at the top.
9 Feb 2019 at 3:43 PM
Abigail here! I’m taking over mom’s Twitter for a second with a message about tomorrow.
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) February 9, 2019
The articles below are in chronological order with the most recent at the top.
- HuffingtonPost, 10 Feb 2019 at 4:26 PM ET. “Amy Klobuchar Responds To Reports Of Mistreating Staff: ‘I Can Be Tough’” by Jesselyn Cook. Excerpt: “Shortly after announcing her presidential bid on 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.” She added: “In the end, there are so many great stories of our staff that have been with me for years.”” [More…]
- HuffingtonPost, 8 Feb at 6:22 PM ET. “Harry Reid Rebuked Amy Klobuchar For Mistreatment Of Staff” by Molly Redden and Amanda Terkel. Excerpt: “Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s mistreatment of her office staff began more than a decade ago and eventually caused such concerns that in 2015, then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) spoke to her privately and told her to change her behavior, multiple sources have confirmed to HuffPost. Klobuchar, a Democrat who plans to announce whether she’s running for president at a rally in Minneapolis on Sunday, has faced trouble hiring campaign aides because of her history of mistreating staff.” [More…]
- VanityFair, 8 Feb at 5:59PM. “Terrified Aides Say Amy Klobuchar is Just Like Trump” by Tina Nguyen. Excerpt: “Rumors about the senator’s alleged temper are exploding into public view just as she prepares to make a 2020 announcement… Though rumors about Klobuchar’s conduct have circulated for years, one staffer told BuzzFeed they were coming forward now out of a sense of public duty in advance of her 2020 announcement. “The reason it matters is when I hear the descriptors of our current president and how he lacks responsibility and everyone is to blame, and there’s erratic behavior, name-calling,” said the staffer. “It’s unfortunate, but you’re also describing her.”” [More…]
- BuzzFeed, 8 Feb 2019 at 3:34 PM ET. “Staffers, Documents Show Amy Klobuchar’s Wrath Toward Her Aides” by Molly Hensley-Clancy. Excerpt: “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.” [More…]
- HuffingtonPost, 6 Feb 2019 at 5:36PM. “Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s Mistreatment Of Staff Scared Off Candidates To Manage Her Presidential Bid” by Molly Redden and Amanda Terkel. Excerpt: “At least three people have withdrawn from consideration to lead Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s nascent 2020 presidential campaign — and done so in part because of the Minnesota Democrat’s history of mistreating her staff, HuffPost has learned. Klobuchar, who plans to make an announcement about a potential presidential bid on Sunday in Minneapolis, has spent the past several months positioning herself to run for president. She’s beloved in her state as a smart, funny and personable lawmaker and has gained national attention for her lines of questioning at high-profile hearings. But some former Klobuchar staffers, all of whom spoke to HuffPost on condition of anonymity, describe Klobuchar as habitually demeaning and prone to bursts of cruelty that make it difficult to work in her office for long.” [More…]
- Politico, 21 Mar 2018 at 7:19 PM EDT. “The ‘Worst Bosses’ in Congress?” by Nolan D McCaskill. Excerpt: “LegiStorm — the online portal that tracks Capitol Hill’s workforce in detail — is putting hard data to the debate over the worst bosses in Congress. The site is out with a new feature — actually titled “Worst Bosses?” — that shows the members of the House and Senate with the highest turnover. The organization used salary data from 2001 to 2016 to determine the 10 offices in each chamber that have the highest annual turnover rate, with a formula that weights the departure of senior officials higher than lower-level staff. Leadership offices, where frequent turnover is expected, were excluded.” [More…]
The videos below are in chronological order with the most recent at the top. More videos will be added when they are available.
CNN (12 Feb 2019)
Following her announcement of a 2020 presidential bid, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) speaks to CNN’s Anderson Cooper about facing President Donald Trump in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.
ABC News (11 Feb 2019)
The Minnesota senator discusses her campaign goals and more live on “GMA.”
New York Times (11 Feb 2019)
Senator Amy Klobuchar, Democrat of Minnesota, is running for president. Ms. Klobuchar is hoping her Midwestern roots and history of working across the aisle will help her candidacy.
The View (11 Feb 2019)
CBS News (10 Feb 2019)
Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota announced she is running for president in 2020 during a speech at a rally along the Mississippi River on Sunday. She joins a record number of women in the most diverse Democratic primary field in U.S. history.
CNN (10 Feb 2019)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) announced that she will seek the Democratic nomination for President in 2020.
KARE Channel 11 (10 Feb 2019)
RAW: Sen. Amy Klobuchar answers questions from the press on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, after officially announcing her 2020 campaign for president.
Washington Post (10 Feb 2019)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is officially running for president in 2020, joining a crowded and diverse field of Democratic candidates vying for the nomination.
WCCO – CBS Minnesota (10 Feb 2019)
Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar officially announced her bid for president from Boom Island Park in Minneapolis Sunday (24m 28s). WCCO 4 News — Feb. 10, 2019
WCCO – CBS Minnesota (9 Feb 2019)
A Minnesota senator is expected to join the growing field of candidates by announcing a presidential bid Sunday, Christiane Cordero reports (2:24). WCCO 4 News At 5 – Feb. 9, 2019
KARE Channel 11 (8 Feb 2019)
NBC’s Meet the Press host Chuck Todd talks about Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and her probable run for president.
MSNBC (5 Feb 2019)
Senator Amy Klobuchar shares her reaction to Donald Trump’s State of the Union address and the rebuttal by Stacey Abrams, and reveals that she will make an announcement about whether she will run for president this Sunday at Boom Island in Minneapolis.
Stephen Colbert (5 Nov 2018)
In this video clip Amy Klobuchar offers advice on successful and effective politics that will best serve the public interest. This is an excerpt from her appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on 5 Nov 2018. This video is being used in a non-commercial way for educational purposes and social commentary, and is protected under fair use copyright guidelines.