Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has suddenly found herself in an unenviable position.
The progressive Democrat was once at the very top of the 2020 race for the White House, propelled by her fiery stump speeches and her left-leaning platform. She was able to fend off a plethora of attacks from her colleagues, including former Vice President Joe Biden, whose recent downward spiraling in the polls has signaled that the Democratic Party is ready for a radical shift.
Taking Biden’s spot as the leading centrist in the race was former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, whose first debate appearance earlier this week was marred by effective and overwhelming attacks by Warren and others.
And just because the cameras are off doesn’t mean that Warren is letting Mr. Mayor off the hook, either.
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During a town hall on CNN on Thursday, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) stated that fellow 2020 Democrat former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is “disqualified from being president” unless he is willing to release people from their nondisclosure agreements, but that she will still support whoever is the Democratic nominee.
Warren stated, “[W]hen a man who is a billionaire throws that kind of thing out there, and then when someone finally — think what that must be like, to work in a company, or to be someone else trying to make it in that field, and you’re up against the owner of the company, a multi-multi-billionaire, someone finally says, this is bad enough, I’m going to raise a complaint, I’m going to go to a lawyer, I’m going to go to HR, I’m going to raise a complaint. You’ve got to admit, that takes a lot, to be able to do that, and that the consequence of it is he dumps some money on it, and then stuffs a gag in the woman’s mouth. If he’s not willing to remove those gags and let those women, and maybe those men, talk, then he is disqualified from being president of the United States.”
Warren has insinuated that Bloomberg’s use of ironclad non-disclosure agreements was an attempt to hide his own uncouth and improper sexual behavior in the workplace – something that certainly isn’t going to sit well with Democratic voters.
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