Warren hits Bloomberg, Steyer: They have 'been allowed to buy their way' into 2020 race

Warren hits Bloomberg, Steyer: They have 'been allowed to buy their way' into 2020 race
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenJayapal: 'We will end up with another Trump' if the US doesn't elect progressive Former health insurance executive: Current system is bankrupting country The American disease and death bowls MORE (D-Mass.) on Tuesday swiped at businessman Tom SteyerTom Fahr SteyerBloomberg, Steyer focus on climate change in effort to stand out I'm a conservative against Citizens United Conservatives hit back on 2020 wealth tax proposals MORE and former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael Rubens BloombergBloomberg, Steyer focus on climate change in effort to stand out I'm a conservative against Citizens United Trump scrambles to defend pre-existing conditions record amid ObamaCare lawsuit MORE following a shakeup in the 2020 White House race with Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisDemocrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover up,' 'national disgrace' Parnas pressure grows on Senate GOP Sanders defends vote against USMCA: 'Not a single damn mention' of climate change MORE (D-Calif.) ending her White House bid.

Warren lamented that Harris and Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandSanders defends vote against USMCA: 'Not a single damn mention' of climate change The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial Overnight Energy: Schumer votes against USMCA, citing climate impact | Republicans offer details on their environmental proposals | Microsoft aims to be carbon negative by 2030 MORE (D-N.Y.), who dropped out of the Democratic primary in late August, were forced to end their campaigns while she asserted that wealthier candidates such as Bloomberg and Steyer were able to “buy their way” into the race.

“Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand—two women senators who, together, won more than 11.5 million votes in their last elections—have been forced out of this race, while billionaires Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg have been allowed to buy their way in,” Warren wrote in a fundraising email.

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“Running for president shouldn’t be a passion project for bored billionaires. Billionaires shouldn’t have the power to recruit their other billionaire friends into this race, or make threats about what they’ll do to the American economy if they don’t get their way,” she added, an apparent reference to reports that Amazon founder Jeff BezosJeffrey (Jeff) Preston BezosAmazon's 0K donation to Australian fire relief draws criticism World's richest 500 people saw their wealth jump 25 percent in 2019 Top 2020 Democrats target Amazon while spending big money on it: report MORE asked Bloomberg to enter the race.

Warren’s rhetoric echoed Harris’s own email to supporters announcing she was suspending her campaign Tuesday.

“I’m not a billionaire. I can’t fund my own campaign. And as the campaign has gone on, it’s become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete,” Harris wrote. “In good faith, I can’t tell you, my supporters and volunteers, that I have a path forward if I don’t believe I do.”

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharNew York Times editor: Warren, Klobuchar endorsement reflects 'extremely divided' Democratic Party Biden leads Democratic primary field in Iowa: poll Bloomberg says he would vote to convict Trump if he were a senator MORE (D-Minn.), another 2020 presidential hopeful, also took a shot at the two candidates on ABC’s “The View” on Tuesday, saying “I don’t think America looks at the guy in the White House and says, ‘Let’s find someone richer.’"