Klobuchar stumbles in recalling name of female governor in Kansas

Klobuchar stumbles in recalling name of female governor in Kansas
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharOvernight Health Care: CDC advises vaccinated to wear masks in high-risk areas | Biden admin considering vaccine mandate for federal workers Four senators call on Becerra to back importation of prescription drugs from Canada Biden signals tough stance on tech with antitrust picks MORE (D-Minn.) stumbled at Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate when recalling the name of Kansas's female governor.

The Minnesota senator was answering a question about what she would say to those who don’t think a woman could win the presidential election when she mentioned female Democratic governors like Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Klobuchar appeared to get tripped up when attempting to name Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D).

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“Kansas has a woman governor right now, and she beat Kris Kobach,” Klobuchar said. “And her name is — I’m very proud to know her — and her name is Gov. Kelly.”

Kelly responded to Klobuchar on Twitter saying, "you're right. Democratic women can win red states."

But many users took to Twitter to call out Klobuchar.

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CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski tweeted the video with the caption, “when you came to class but forgot to do the reading.”

The conservative Media Research Center dubbed the moment “Awkward.”

Other reporters and conservative voices criticized Klobuchar's slip-up.

The question posed to Klobuchar was in relation to Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBriahna Joy Gray: White House thinks extending student loan pause is a 'bad look' Lawmakers can't reconcile weakening the SALT cap with progressive goals Human rights can't be a sacrificial lamb for climate action MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPelosi disputes Biden's power to forgive student loans Warren hits the airwaves for Newsom ahead of recall election Human rights can't be a sacrificial lamb for climate action MORE (D-Mass.) disagreeing over whether Sanders told Warren in December 2018 that a woman could not win the presidency.