All female candidates pick 'forgiveness,' men pick 'a gift' when asked to choose at debate
Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) and Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Democrats demand Republican leaders examine election challenges after Georgia voting chaos Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (D-Minn.) said they would seek forgiveness when asked at Thursday’s Democratic debate whether they would give a gift or ask for forgiveness, while every one of their male counterparts said they would give a gift.
“I know sometimes I get really worked up and I know sometimes I get a little hot,” Warren said at the PBS NewsHour/Politico debate in Los Angeles in response to the question.
“I don’t really mean to. What happens is when you do 100,000 selfies with people, you hear a lot of stories about people who are really down,” she continued.
Klobuchar also said she could get “worked up.”
“If I get worked up about this, it’s because I believe it so much in my heart that we have to bring people with us, not shut them out,” Klobuchar said.
But all five male candidates responded they would give a gift, including businessman Andrew YangAndrew YangGeorge Floyd protests show corporations must support racial and economic equality Andrew Yang discusses his universal basic income pilot program Andrew Yang on the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis MORE who jokingly said he would offer copies of his book.
The senators’ responses were quickly picked up by viewers online who noticed the gender divide on the question.
Something very telling about the #DemocraticDebate tonight: when asked to either ask for forgiveness or to give a gift, all of the men offered a gift, the women asked for forgiveness.
— Amanda Hobbs (@AmandaJane921) December 19, 2019
Can’t shake how both women on stage asked forgiveness for being emotional
— Ella Cerón (@ellaceron) December 20, 2019
women: please forgive me for the time i was not nice
men: i give you the gift of my book
— Nisha Chittal (@NishaChittal) December 20, 2019
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D) weighed in on Klobuchar and Warren’s responses after the debate on CNN. “No woman should ever have to apologize for being fired up,” Buttigieg said, adding that the double standard was “one of the many effects of sexism in our politics.”