Klobuchar jokes about eating salad with a comb after staff controversy

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharSanders announces first endorsements in South Carolina Telehealth is calling — will Congress pick up? 2020 Dems call on Mueller to testify about redacted report MORE (D-Minn.) joked Saturday about a recent report that she ate salad with a comb years ago. 

"How did everyone like the salad? I thought it was OK, but it needed just a bit of scalp oil and a pinch of dandruff, would be a little better," she said while giving remarks at the annual Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, D.C., according to CNN.
 
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The New York Times reported last month that Klobuchar once ate a salad with her comb and ordered one of her aides to clean it after a staffer didn't get her a fork.
 
The anecdote was included in a story describing Klobuchar's alleged past mistreatment of members of her staff. The story was one of several recent reports looking into that trend.
 
“I know I can be tough, I know I can push people too hard, and I also know I can do better — and I will,” Klobuchar said in a statement addressing the reports on Friday.
 
CNN also reported that Klobuchar addressed those reports during her remarks at the Gridiron dinner.
 
"So when Jerry called me about tonight, he asked, 'Do you need a microphone or do you just prefer to yell at everyone?' " she said. "I said microphone."
 
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