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Bizarre: A Democrat Presidential Candidate Ate A Salad With A Comb, Then Demanded A Staffer Clean It

Some of Amy Klobuchar’s more absurd behavior was reported by The New York times.

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The New York Times dished some bizarre dirt Friday on Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), has has previously been accused of treating staffers degradingly.

The report said:

An aide, joining her on a trip to South Carolina in 2008, had procured a salad for his boss while hauling their bags through an airport terminal. But once onboard, he delivered the grim news: He had fumbled the plastic eating utensils before reaching the gate, and the crew did not have any forks on such a short flight.

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What happened next was typical: Ms. Klobuchar berated her aide instantly for the slip-up. What happened after that was not: She pulled a comb from her bag and began eating the salad with it, according to four people familiar with the episode. Then she handed the comb to her staff member with a directive: Clean it.

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Much of the report detailed Klobuchar’s oddities, including forcing her staff to abstain from using the word “absolutely,” her paranoia about “sabotage from her own team,” which often led her her to interfere with other job opportunities on Capitol Hill from veterans of her team, and her willingness to humiliate staffers with odd task requests.

Her behavior was described by former staffers as “not just demanding but often dehumanizing.”

“She was known to throw office objects in frustration, including binders and phones, in the direction of aides, they said. Low-level employees were asked to perform duties they described as demeaning, like washing her dishes or other cleaning — a possible violation of Senate ethics rules, according to veterans of the chamber,” the report said.

Once, Klobuchar snapped at a staffer named Erikka Knuti in an elevator in front of another member of Congress. Later, Knuti said Klobuchar apologized. Knuti had been so demoralized by Klobuchar that she said the apology “made [her] feel valued.”

One day, the Senator was thirsty in the Capitol building.

“I would trade three of you for a bottle of water,” she reportedly said to a team member.


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President Donald Trump Will Move the 2020 Republican Convention Out of North Carolina

The state had interfered in the convention.

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President Donald Trump confirmed that he will move the 2020 Republican Convention away from Charlotte, North Carolina in a series of tweets Tuesday night. The state’s Democratic governor, Roy Cooper, had refused to allow the Republican Party to conduct the event at full capacity, citing supposedly necessary coronavirus social distancing restrictions.

The event was slated to be held in late August, well after the apex of the national coronavirus epidemic. Cooper still refused to allow the Republican Party to proceed with its plans to hold a full-sized major party political convention.

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The loss of the Republican convention is set to cost North Carolina millions of dollars in revenue for the state’s economy. Major party conventions are regularly sought by governors and mayors, but it appears that Cooper’s desire to restrict the GOP convention overrode his desire for the benefits of the event.

The President had earlier been threatening to move the convention if North Carolina failed to give the Republican Party the green light to proceed in organizing for its convention as planned.

Sources indicate that GOP officials are already scouting out potential alternative locations for the party’s convention. Early reports suggest that either Arizona or Florida could be selected as possible replacement locations for the event, with both states set to be competitive electoral battlegrounds in the fall presidential election.

Arizona Republican Debbie Lesko called for the RNC to move the convention to her Glendale-area district, and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has suggested that the state would be willing to welcome the President and Republicans across the country for the crucial political event.

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