Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti: NYT dual endorsement could hurt Warren, Klobuchar

Hill.TV host Saagar Enjeti on Tuesday ripped the the New York Times editorial board's dual endorsement of Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Sanders most searched, most tweeted about candidate during Democratic debate MORE (D-Mass.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Sanders most searched, most tweeted about candidate during Democratic debate Democrats duke it out in most negative debate so far MORE (D-Minn.) for the Democratic nomination for president.

Enjeti maintained that the dual endorsements aren't doing either of the senators any favors.

“Since the Times is itself a member of the moneyed elite, their endorsement and embrace of Warren is devastating,” Enjeti said. “It validates the central critique that she is herself not an ideologue and in reality would mostly masquerade as a far left cultural figure who issues woke executive orders every day of her presidency.”

Enjeti argued that endorsement could also potentially hurt Klobuchar, saying that they “see her as a witting heir to the moderate Democratic movement” solely because she “has been in the Senate awhile, says ‘Midwest’ a lot and is a woman."

Over the weekend, the the Times announced a dual endorsement of Warren and Klobuchar effectively breaking with convention.

In explanation of its decision not to throw its support behind a single candidate, the Times wrote that both senators address the "radical and the realist models" voters are faced with by the 2020 Democratic field.

“If there were ever a time to be open to new ideas, it is now. If there were ever a time to seek stability, now is it,” it wrote. “That’s why we’re endorsing the most effective advocates for each approach. They are Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar.”

The decision later drew some backlash on Twitter.

“The New York Times even Both Sides’d its endorsement,” said Jon Favreau, a director of speechwriting for former President Obama.