Klobuchar shuts down idea a woman can't beat Trump: 'Pelosi does it every day'

Klobuchar shuts down idea a woman can't beat Trump: 'Pelosi does it every day'
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharTrump trade deal likely to sow division in Democratic presidential field Biden narrowly ahead in Iowa as Sanders surges, Warren drops: poll Overnight Defense: Dems unveil impeachment articles against Trump | Saudi military flight students grounded after shooting | Defense bill takes heat from progressives | Pentagon watchdog to probe use of personnel on border MORE (D-Minn.) shut down the idea that a woman cannot beat President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans consider skipping witnesses in Trump impeachment trial Bombshell Afghanistan report bolsters calls for end to 'forever wars' Lawmakers dismiss Chinese retaliatory threat to US tech MORE, citing House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump trade deal likely to sow division in Democratic presidential field Trump supporters at Pa. rally 'upset' after Democrats introduce impeachment articles California GOP candidate arrested on stalking charges MORE's (D-Calif.), on Thursday at the Democratic primary debate in Atlanta. 

"Women are held to a higher standard," Klobuchar said. "Otherwise, we could play a game called name your favorite woman president, which we can't do because it has all been men."

"And if you think a woman can't beat Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi does it every single day," she continued. 
Klobuchar was expanding on comments she made earlier this month on CNN, saying women candidates are held to a higher standard than male candidates. 
 
The Minnesota senator made the comments in reference to South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegTrump trade deal likely to sow division in Democratic presidential field Buttigieg says he doubts consulting work for insurer led to layoffs Biden narrowly ahead in Iowa as Sanders surges, Warren drops: poll MORE (D), saying a woman with his experience would not be on a presidential debate stage. 
 
“Of the women on the stage, I’m focusing here on my fellow women senators, Sens. Harris and Warren and myself, do I think we would be standing on that stage if we had the experience that he had? No, I don’t,” Klobuchar said. 
 
Klobuchar and Buttigieg are both from the midwest and have presented themselves as moderates in the primary. 
 
However, Klobuchar has struggled to gain traction in the polls and fundraising, while Buttigieg has climbed to the top-four tier of the crowded primary pack.