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BY: Jeffrey Cimmino
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) regularly left employees in tears and at one point hit an aide with a binder after throwing it in anger, according to former staffers who spoke to BuzzFeed News.
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The Minnesota senator's former staffers suggest she ran an office "controlled by fear, anger, and shame," BuzzFeed reports. Based on interviews and emails reviewed by BuzzFeed, Klobuchar "demeaned and berated her staff almost daily, subjecting them to bouts of explosive rage and regular humiliation within the office."
Several staffers said employees were frequently left crying due to Klobuchar's anger, which involved yelling, throwing papers, and, in one case, accidentally hitting an employee with a binder.
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"I cried. I cried, like, all the time," one former staffer said.
Klobuchar's emails to staffers reveal the nature of her complaints with staff.
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In the emails seen by BuzzFeed, often sent between one and four in the morning, Klobuchar regularly berated employees, often in all capital letters, over minor mistakes, misunderstandings, and misplaced commas. Klobuchar, in the emails, which were mostly sent over the past few years, referred to her staff’s work as "the worst in … years," and "the worst in my life."
When staffers made mistakes, the emails show, she reamed them out — and sometimes, emails show, threatened to fire...
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