February 9, 2019

A FACE IN THE CROWD:

TERRIFIED AIDES SAY AMY KLOBUCHAR IS JUST LIKE TRUMP: Rumors about the senator's alleged temper are exploding into public view just as she prepares to make a 2020 announcement. (TINA NGUYEN, FEBRUARY 8, 2019, Vanity Fair)

With less than 48 hours remaining until Amy Klobuchar is expected to announce a presidential run, the "Minnesota nice" senator is grappling with not one, but two deeply reported articles alleging that she is verbally abusive, creating a fraught office environment fueled by fear. "I've always been taught that your true character shows in how you treat those with less power than you, especially behind closed doors," one former staffer said in a BuzzFeed report published Friday. "The way Sen. Klobuchar behaves in private with her staff is very different than when she's in the public eye, and that kind of cruelty shouldn't be acceptable for anyone." Earlier in the week, the Huffington Post published a similar story, alleging that at least three people had turned down the opportunity to manage Klobuchar's campaign due to her reputation for cruelty and repeated emotional abuse.

Klobuchar's alleged temper was not unknown in Washington. Last year, The New York Times noted that, "On Capitol Hill, Ms. Klobuchar's reputation is not all sweetness and light." A March 2018 article in Politico described Klobuchar as among the "worst bosses in Congress," with the highest office turnover rate in the Senate. But the new details reported by BuzzFeed and the Huffington Post, if true, are particularly damning.

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