‘May the Best Woman Win’: Klobuchar Warns People to ‘Discount’ Female 2020 Candidates ‘At Your Own Peril’

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is making it clear that she’s not backing down from sexism on her campaign trail, warning people to not “discount” the female contenders in the 2020 election during a Wednesday night “Town Hall” on Fox News.

The 2020 Democratic primary race has a record-breaking number of women, including Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), and Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Klobuchar.

But with former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) consistently topping early polls, some people are questioning the “electability” of a woman candidate.

Asked her thoughts by a moderator, who cited “a poll that Democrat women said that they felt like they should vote for a man,” Klobuchar was quick to clap back with her response.

“I think, may the best woman win,” Klobuchar said, praising the “women that have gotten elected all over the country,” including recently elected Kansas Governor Laura Kelly and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.).

“Women won all kinds of elections,” Klobuchar reiterated, adding that when you don’t give them an equal chance “you discount them at your own peril.”

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Klobuchar also defended herself from reports of mistreating her staff, as well as her perceived likability — something that former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has highlighted as a key issue for women candidates.

“Do I have high standards for myself and for my staff and for my country? Yes, I do,” the senator answered. “Not everyone loves you, but that’s not your job.”

“Your job is to do what’s right for this country,” she added.

Klobuchar is no stranger to the barriers she faces as a woman candidate, as she expressed her disdain for sexism present within leadership positions, on International Women’s Day.

“The lack of women in senior positions continues to stymie progress on issues from pay to humanitarian aid to discrimination in all its forms,” the senator tweeted.

Klobuchar then proclaimed that “the lack of women in leadership roles holds back not only women, but all people.”

Also speaking out on the issue, presidential candidate Kamala Harris argued earlier in the week, that political “pundits” are wrong when it comes to the issue of electability.

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Otis
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Our peril is to vote for a woman simply because she is a woman like voting for Super O because he was 1/2 black. Competence should be the deciding factor, not race, gender, or these days, the lack thereof. Political correctness is anathema, and dangerous.
One of the great dangers facing the nation is blind adherence to political correctness.
Would a blind man or woman be elected to the highest office in the land?

Cherl
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Not opposed to a woman as president but not one among these nasally mind wandering are qualified. Lifting weights, water pong for a dollar? What’s missing is quality. Time to concede before they begin.

Rob Carpenter
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You Democrat women want to be taken seriously about a position of the Presidency after we see the BS Clinton brought along with idiots like Mooochele Obama, mad max waters, debbie was-a-man schultz, Brazile, Lynch, Lerner, pocohontas warren, crazy and moronic AOC, piglosi, china spy contributor feinstein, The broad from Hawaii, the anti american muslims in congress, two of them among hundreds of other Dems women that are ridiculous mentally unstable idiots, don’t expect to be taken serious.

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