Van Jones: Warren should get credit for having 'destroyed' Bloomberg

CNN political commentator Van Jones said Tuesday night that Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) deserved credit for going after former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who faced a series of attacks from the senator heading into Super Tuesday.

During a panel discussion as Super Tuesday results continued to roll in, Jones told viewers that Warren’s sharp attacks aimed at the former mayor during the last two Democratic debates had significantly contributed to Bloomberg’s lackluster performance in voting contests on Tuesday.

He added that former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE (D), who won a majority of states on Super Tuesday, owed her his gratitude as a result.


“I think it’s not a mystery what happened — why Joe Biden suddenly emerged. It wasn’t about Joe Biden,” Jones said. “Elizabeth Warren destroyed Bloomberg.”

“Elizabeth Warren — not Joe Biden — destroyed Bloomberg, and knocked that out. … He should give her a thank you,” he added.

Jones’s remarks came as Bloomberg is reportedly set to reevaluate his campaign and chances of winning the presidency on Wednesday, as he did not appear to be on track to win any states over Biden or Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) Tuesday night.

The former New York City mayor has pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into his campaign so far, but suffered in the polls after being confronted by Warren and others onstage about his treatment of women at his company as well as his record as mayor.

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