Warren skewers Bloomberg over a "drip, drip, drip" of sexual harassment accusations

Henrietta Brewer
February 27, 2020

Michael Bloomberg anticipated a hostile reception in his debut on the Democratic debate stage and his rivals didn't disappoint in Las Vegas on Wednesday evening, hammering him on issue after issue and leaving the billionaire struggling to respond to a string of expected questions.

Bloomberg, who is worth an estimated $60 billion, has self-funded his presidential campaign, leading to criticism that he's buying the election.

Warren and Sanders immediately objected to Bloomberg's characterization.

From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen.

And, apparently, one of those issues was how thoroughly every other candidate could verbally clothesline the race's late-starter: former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. "That's not a way you're going to grow voter turnout".

NBC moderator Chuck Todd took a jab at Bloomberg, too. A billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians, and no I'm not talking about Donald Trump, I'm talking about Mayor Bloomberg. "He had stop-and-frisk - throwing close to 5 million young black men up against the wall - and when we came along in our administration, President Obama and I said we're going to send a mediator to stop it. [Bloomberg] said that's unnecessary".

"If I go back and look at my time in office, the one thing that I'm really anxious about, embarrassed about was how it turned out with stop and frisk", Mr. Bloomberg said at the Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas.

"Look, I'll support whoever the Democratic nominee is, but understand this: we'll take a huge risk if we just substitute one arrogant billionaire for another", Warren said.

Moderator Hallie Jackson pressed Bloomberg about sexual harassment allegations at his company. Bloomberg has also been accused of making horrifyingly misogynistic comments, as Warren noted.

"Most Americans don't see where they fit if they've got to choose between a socialist who thinks that capitalism is the root of all evil and a billionaire who thinks that money ought to be the root of all power", Buttigieg said.

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