with my head and with heart, and if you think a woman can't beat Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi does it every day, ”said Klobuchar, citing the tension between Pelosi and Trump, which escalated as a spokesman for Parliament announced an investigation into the allegations. to Trump and his contacts with Ukraine.
"Otherwise we could play a game called the name of your favorite female president, which we can't do because they were all men," the senator said.
Buttigieg leads a city of over 100,000 inhabitants and has been elected by only a few thousand votes.
"We may be held to a different standard," the Senator said earlier this month about the "state of the Union" CNN.
Klobuchar said on Wednesday that Buttigieg, who has been the mayor of South Bend since 2012 and posted to Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2014 as an intelligence officer, is qualified for the discussion phase.
"I am honored to be standing next to him," said Klobuchar. "But what I said was true: Women are held to a higher level."
Klobuchar said that women, including six presidential candidates, must work harder, "and that is the fact."
Buttigieg advocated his discussion experience and said, "I feel it's not a traditional Washington experience, but I'd say we need something very different right now."
He said he has "another kind of experience," which includes " solving problems working side by side with neighbors on some of the most difficult issues. “
Dan Merica contributed to this report.