If you’re a boss whose staff are complaining you’re too tough on them, US Senator Amy Klobuchar may have just given you an excuse to keep cracking your whip: just say it’s the only way you can be tough and face the Russians. Klobuchar (D-Minnesota), who announced her presidential bid in February, has been recently haunted by allegations of treating her Senate staff too harshly, creating a “hostile” environment and setting tough conditions for those who wanted paid maternal leave. Her response when confronted? It was all in the name of opposing Russia. Telling CNN’s Poppy Harlow that she simply has “high standards” – for herself, her staff and the country – Klobuchar launched into an explanation about how mistreating her staff means she is an ideal presidential candidate capable of standing up to Russian President Vladimir Putin personally.
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