Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharWill Bernie have to turn on his bros? Democratic rivals sharpen attacks as Bloomberg rises Klobuchar says English should not be US national language, reversing from prior vote MORE (D-Minn.) said Sunday that fellow Democratic presidential candidate Michael BloombergMichael Rubens BloombergUnion leader: Bloomberg can go all the way Democratic rivals sharpen attacks as Bloomberg rises A Trump supporter’s defense of Michael Bloomberg MORE shouldn’t be able to “hide behind” his ads by not appearing on Sunday shows or in any debate.
“I think he has to come on a show like yours,” Klobuchar said on “CNN’s State of the Union,” when asked about her response to reports that Bloomberg has made comments objectifying women and created a sexist culture in the workplace.
“He has not come on any Sunday show since he announced,” Klobuchar added.
“I don’t think you should be able to hide behind airwaves and huge ad buys,” 2020 candidate @amyklobuchar says about Michael Bloomberg. “I know I’m not going to be able to beat him on the airwaves but I can beat him on the debate stage.” #CNNSOTUhttps://t.co/9C1VGGdqCN pic.twitter.com/slsZ1zMs2A
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Bloomberg has denied allegations that he’s made sexist remarks throughout his career.
“I don’t think you should be able to hide behind airwaves snd huge ad buys,” Klobuchar said of the self-funded billionaire’s campaign. “He has to come on these shows, and I’m also an advocate for him coming on the debate stage.”
“I know I’m not going to beat him on the air but I can beat him on the debate stage because I believe my argument for my candidacy is so much stronger,” she added.
Bloomberg, a late entry to the race, has surged after spending millions on expansive ad buys across the country. Because he has been self-funded, he did not meet fundraising thresholds set for previous debates by the Democratic National Committee and has yet to appear in a single Democratic debate.
Klobuchar’s strong performance in the New Hampshire debate gave her a boost in the Granite State, pushing her into third place in the state’s primary.
A spokesperson for Bloomberg was not immediately available for comment.