One staffer said Klobuchar ate a salad from a comb, after he accidentally dropped her utensils, and then forced him to clean it…
(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) Former staffers for Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, accused her in early February of “habitually demeaning” them, but the mainstream media dismissed the allegations as blatantly sexist criticism.
For example, Joy Behar, co-host on ABC’s “The View,” said men do not get accused of “bitchy behavior,” so she ignored the allegations.
But The Huffington Post writer Amanda Terkel on Friday said the allegations are “not sexist.”
The former staffers responded to the media’s dismissal with a clear message about Klobuchar’s behavior.
“None of what we are saying has anything to do with Amy being ‘likable’ or ‘emotional’ or whatever other nonsense people throw out at women,” said a former female staffer, The Huffington Post reported. “It’s that she is a terrible manager and abusive to her staff. I can’t emphasize enough that there is a big difference between being demanding and being abusive.”
A New York Times article, “How Amy Klobuchar Treats Her Staff,” piled onto the controversy with bizarre allegations against her.
One male staffer said Klobuchar ate a salad from a comb, after he accidentally dropped her utensils, and then forced him to clean it.
Another female aide said Klobuchar blamed her for “ruining [her] marriage.”
Another time she told a group of staffers, “I would trade three of you for a bottle of water.”
Klobuchar responded to the new round of allegations by saying that she is tough and demanding, not cruel and abusive.
The former staffers were equally clear in their description of abuse.
They said Klobuchar is “prone to bursts of cruelty that make it difficult to work in her office for long.”
On top of Klobuchar’s cruelty, she made them do her personal chores, called their work “the worst,” and impeded their efforts to gain future employment.
“I’m hearing people saying, ‘They just didn’t know how to work in a high-pressure environment,’ or ‘they couldn’t take the high stakes or the tough boss or the tough feedback.’ It’s incredibly insulting. It’s gaslighting,” said a former Klobuchar staffer. “It’s the kind of thing people tell people who have been abused. It’s not abuse, you just didn’t live up to the standards, and that’s your fault.”