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 WarrenSchwarzenegger says he would 'absolutely' help Biden administration Disney chair says he would consider job in Biden administration if asked Despite veto threat, Congress presses ahead on defense bill MORE (D-Mass.) and Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSenate committee approves nominations of three FEC commissioners Scammers step up efforts to target older Americans during pandemic Hillicon Valley: YouTube suspends OANN amid lawmaker pressure | Dems probe Facebook, Twitter over Georgia runoff | FCC reaffirms ZTE's national security risk 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.