The Chicago offices of Mike Bloomberg’s 2020 presidential campaign were covered with ‘Oligarch’ graffiti early Monday morning, with top staffers suggesting Bernie Sanders supporters were behind the attack.
“Another one of Mike Bloomberg’s campaign offices was vandalized on Sunday night, with the former New York City mayor’s campaign quickly heaping blame for the graffiti on the rhetoric of Democratic presidential primary rival Bernie Sanders,” reports Fox News.
— Carly Behm (@cb_journo) February 24, 2020
“While we do not know who is directly responsible, we do know Senator Bernie Sanders and his campaign have repeatedly invoked this language, and the word ‘oligarch’ specifically when discussing Mike Bloomberg and his campaign,” campaign manager Kevin Sheekey said.
“Sen. Sanders’ refusal to denounce these illegal acts is a sign of his inability to lead, and his willingness to condone and promote Trump-like rhetoric has no place in our politics … No one should have to live in fear of coming to work, and Sen. Sanders must call on his supporters — including his campaign staff — to elevate the discourse in this campaign and end their spread of hateful rhetoric,” he added.
Bloomberg’s offices in Tennessee were targeted last week for a similar attack.
Read the full report here.
Source: Fox News
DEM CIVIL WAR: Bloomberg Offices Vandalized, Campaign Suggests Bernie Supporters to Blame
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s campaign office in Knoxville, Tennessee was covered with graffiti overnight Thursday, with insiders suggesting the act of vandalism could come from supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders.
“This latest incident at our Knoxville campaign office is exactly what we’ve been warning about. We don’t know who is responsible for this vandalism, but we do know it echoes the language from the Sanders campaign and its supporters,” said a statement from Campaign Manager Kevin Sheekey.
Bloomberg campaign blaming Bernie Sanders for vandalizing their offices, including one in Knoxville, Tenn. today. pic.twitter.com/oQB0gbq1Dy
— Lisa Lerer (@llerer) February 21, 2020
Bloomberg camp says its office in Knoxville was vandalized and "it echoes language from the Sanders campaign and its supporters." pic.twitter.com/SZZS1ixzL5
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) February 21, 2020
“We call on Bernie Sanders to immediately condemn these attacks and for his campaign to end the Trump-like rhetoric that is clearly encouraging his behaviors to engage in behavior that has no place in our politics,” he added.
BERNIE on BLOOMBERG: ‘Trump Will Chew Him Up and Spit Him Out’
Sen. Bernie Sanders ripped billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s disastrous debate performance on ’60 Minutes’ this week; telling Anderson Cooper Donald Trump would “chew him up and spit him out” in a head-to-head race.
“Were you surprised by how unprepared he seemed for some very basic obvious questions at a debate in Nevada?” asked Cooper.
“Yes, I was. I was. And– and– and, you know– and if that’s what happened in a Democratic debate, you know, I– I think it’s quite likely that Trump will chew him up and spit him out,” said Sanders.
“I think it’s quite likely that Trump [would] chew him up and spit him out,” Bernie Sanders tells @andersoncooper after Michael Bloomberg’s debate performance.
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) February 21, 2020
“I am worried about an unprecedented amount of money being spent on a campaign. And– you know, we’ve never seen anything like this in American history. And I just think though that the American people will rebel against this type of oligarchic movement. We are a democracy. One person, one vote. Not a guy worth $60 billion buying an election,” he added.
Watch Sanders’ comments above.