Klobuchar jokes about eating salad with a comb after staff controversy

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharKlobuchar plans campaign rallies across Iowa despite impeachment trial Impeachment throws curveball in Iowa to sidelined senators Sanders says it's 'disappointing' he's not on campaign trail in Iowa 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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