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Report: Sen. Amy Klobuchar Blocked Staff From New Job Offers

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), who recently launched her Democratic campaign for president, reportedly sought to ruin the job prospects of staff who wanted to leave her office. HuffPost reports that in one instance, Klobuchar confronted one of her Democratic colleagues in Congress who offered a job to her staffer. Klobuchar reportedly made it “clear” that she wanted the job offer rescinded, but the member kept the offer open and the staffer exited her office. Klobuchar also reportedly blocked President Obama's Treasury Department from hiring one of her “longtime aides” by not giving the White House her blessing to hire them. According to HuffPost, the staffer was a “finalist” for the role and was “pissed” when the senator didn't sign off. Klobuchar’s office and campaign reportedly did not respond to HuffPost's request for comment. The senator has previously recognized that she had “high expectations” for her staff, admitting at a CNN town hall that she was a “tough boss sometimes” who has “pushed people too hard.”