Dan Rather to male 2020 candidates: 'When the question goes to a woman please let her at least answer'

Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather chided male Democratic candidates Wednesday night for interrupting their female counterparts on the debate stage.

“A bit of advice to the male candidates on stage, your mics are live,” Rather tweeted. “When the question goes to a woman please let her at least answer the question.”

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Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenGun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Booker defends middle-ground health care approach: 'We're going to fight to get there' Democrats spar over electoral appeal of 'Medicare for All' MORE (D-Mass.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharSunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate Klobuchar: Investigation into Kavanaugh 'a sham' Sunday shows preview: Democratic candidates make the rounds after debate MORE (D-Minn.) as well as Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardDemocrats debate in Houston: Who came out on top? Poll: Sanders and Biden now in statistical tie in New Hampshire Krystal Ball: Tulsi should be on the debate stage; Saagar Enjeti: Has the media given Biden a pass? MORE (D-Hawaii) took the debate stage for the first of two nights of 2020 Democratic faceoff, marking the first time more than one woman has shared the presidential primary debate stage.

In one of the debate's viral moments, Klobuchar responded to Washington Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democrats clash over future of party in heated debate 5 takeaways from fiery Democratic debate Left off debate stage, Bullock all-in on Iowa MORE touting his bona fides on reproductive rights by noting "There are three women up here who have fought pretty hard for a woman’s right to choose."

Multiple female candidates are scheduled to be onstage Thursday night as well, including Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Gun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Booker defends middle-ground health care approach: 'We're going to fight to get there' MORE (D-Calif.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandAt debate, Warren and Buttigieg tap idealism of Obama, FDR Trump court pick sparks frustration for refusing to answer questions Klobuchar, Buttigieg find themselves accidentally flying to debate together MORE (D-N.Y.) and self-help author Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonWilliamson urges followers to contact Senate, House over possible Bolton replacement Marianne Williamson clarifies hot mic moment The Hill's 12:30 Report: House panel approves impeachment powers MORE.