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Who is Amy Klobuchar? 5 facts about the senator from Minnesota that may surprise you

If you’re not from the Midwest, you might associate Sen. Amy Klobuchar with, well, being covered in snow. Speaking to a sizable crowd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she didn’t let a little blizzard stop her when she announced she was in the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. Which absolutely charmed her constituents—they probably would have counted her out if she was afraid of a little snow—but, along with reports of her eating salad with a comb, the image has now ingrained itself into the minds of the American public. 

Many people are also familiar with the allegations that the senator has mistreated her staff and created a hostile work environment, which she recently tried to spin in an interview with CNN. Her angle? She has “high standards” for her staff, and that toughness would help her handle Putin. Which … is one way to spin it?

Here are five quick facts about the senator that might surprise you. Her campaign announcement is embedded at the bottom of the article.

1. She isn’t afraid to call out the president on Twitter

Like the rest of us, Trump caught the senator’s campaign announcement. Despite being the president, he decided it was a good use of his time to tweet about her hair, and, of course, knock her appearance. 


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