Klobuchar says woman winning nomination might stop sexism online

Klobuchar says woman winning nomination might stop sexism online

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharStart focusing on veterans' health before they enlist Durbin says he will run for No. 2 spot if Dems win Senate majority Democrats seem unlikely to move against Feinstein MORE (D-Minn.) said at Wednesday’s Democratic presidential primary debate that a woman winning the Democratic nomination might “stop sexism on the internet.”

The Minnesota senator announced her idea after Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersObama book excerpt: 'Hard to deny my overconfidence' during early health care discussions Americans have a choice: Socialized medicine or health care freedom Ocasio-Cortez says Democrats must focus on winning White House for Biden MORE (I-Vt.) said women on his campaign experienced “the most ugly, sexist, racist attacks.” 

"I have an idea for how we can stop sexism on the internet: We can nominate a woman for a candidate for president of the United States,” Klobuchar said. 


“I think that might go a long way if we showed our stuff as a party,” she added. 

Klobuchar’s comments followed a tense exchange between Sanders and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegLGBTQ voters must show up at the polls, or risk losing progress Buttigieg says it's time to 'turn the page' on Trump administration Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 MORE regarding alleged threats from Sanders’s supporters against leaders of the Nevada Culinary Union. 

Sanders supporters allegedly harassed union leaders after they criticized his "Medicare for All" plan. Sanders said he had disavowed those supporters.

Klobuchar is looking to build on her strong performance at the New Hampshire primary last week, when she came in third. The Nevada caucuses take place on Saturday.