Klobuchar says woman winning nomination might stop sexism online

Klobuchar says woman winning nomination might stop sexism online

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharJuan Williams: Hypocrisy runs riot in GOP Open-ended antitrust is an innovation killer FBI, DHS and Pentagon officials to testify on Capitol riot 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 SandersOn The Money: Senators push for changes as chamber nears vote on .9T relief bill | Warren offers bill to create wealth tax Sanders vows to force vote on minimum wage No. 2 Senate Democrat shoots down overruling parliamentarian on minimum wage 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 ButtigiegHarris pushes for support for cities in coronavirus relief package Exclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden vs. Trump, part II 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.