Klobuchar addresses reports of staff mistreatment after launching 2020 campaign | TheHill – The Hill

“I cried. I cried, like, all the time,” one former staffer told BuzzFeed.

Other staffers have defended Klobuchar. Kali Cruz, who worked in Klobuchar’s office during her first Senate term, said that Klobuchar “cared deeply for me as her staffer.”

An unnamed campaign spokesperson also told BuzzFeed News that Klobuchar “loves her staff — they are the reason she has gotten to where she is today.” 

Klobuchar became the latest Democratic senator to launch a 2020 campaign for president on a snow-covered stage in Minnesota on Sunday. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) have all announced White House bids as well. 

The three-term senator vowed to “take on the gun lobby,” root out corporate money in politics and lower health care costs in a speech. She also said that she would likely begin her campaign in Wisconsin, noting that “there wasn’t a lot of campaigning in Wisconsin in 2016.”

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