Inslee Touts Pro-Choice Record, Gets Dinged by Klobuchar

June 26, 2019

Gov. Jay Inslee (D., Wash.) received a shot from Democrat Amy Klobuchar, a senator from Minnesota, during the 2020 Democratic debate in Miami.

Inslee tried to set himself up as the most successful pro-choice candidate on the stage by saying he actually passed a law requiring insurance companies to cover abortion in Washington.

"It should not be an option in the United States of America for any insurance company to deny women coverage for their exercise of their right of choice," said Jay Inslee.

Inslee continued to say that he is the only candidate that has passed a law on women's reproductive rights and health, an apparent knock on Democrats in Congress who do not have any progressive abortion legislation to hang their hats on. But Klobuchar reminded him of his maleness and earned a raucous cheer.

"I just want to say that theres three women up here that have fought pretty hard for women's right to choose," Klobuchar said.