November 20, 2019 - Klobuchar Addresses Electability Doubts and Gendered Standards

Asked in the fifth Democratic presidential debate about her comments about Buttigieg being held to lower standards on qualifications than the women in the race, Klobuchar responds: “What I said was true. Women are held to a higher standard. Otherwise, we could play a game called name your favorite woman president, which we can’t do, because it has all been men. And including all vice presidents being men. And I think any working woman out there, any woman that’s at home knows exactly what I mean. We have to work harder, and that’s a fact.” She goes on to challenge the gendered expectations of what and who is presidential. Challenging the doubts that a woman could win the presidency, she says, “If you think a woman can’t beat Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi does it every day.”