Clyburn says Democrats spent 'too much time on Bloomberg' in Nevada debate

Clyburn says Democrats spent 'too much time on Bloomberg' in Nevada debate
© Greg Nash

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said on Sunday that Democratic presidential candidates spent too much time attacking opponent Michael BloombergMichael BloombergNew York City auctioned off extra ventilators due to cost of maintenance: report DNC books million in fall YouTube ads Former Bloomberg staffer seeks class-action lawsuit over layoffs MORE during the debate in Nevada last week. 

"I think they spent too much time on Bloomberg. I think [there's] enough going on out there to leave it up to you guys to talk about his record," Clyburn told NBC's Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddArkansas governor: 'I'd like to see a better way' to procure medical equipment US emergency room doctor dies after coronavirus symptoms Biden on quarantine timelines: 'Worst thing you can do is raise expectations and then watch them get dashed' MORE on "Meet the Press."

ADVERTISEMENT
Nearly all the candidates on stage targeted Bloomberg during Wednesday's debate. The candidates attacked the billionaire on his record and self-fundraising methods as the former New York City mayor made his debate debut. 

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHillicon Valley: Schiff presses intel chief on staff changes | Warren offers plan to secure elections | Twitter's Jack Dorsey to donate B to coronavirus fight | WhatsApp takes steps to counter virus misinformation Warren releases plan to secure elections during coronavirus pandemic On The Money: Trump officials struggle to get relief loans out the door | Dow soars more than 1600 points | Kudlow says officials 'looking at' offering coronavirus bonds MORE (D-Mass.) most directly attacked Bloomberg, pressing him on his refusal to release women who used to work for his company from nondisclosure agreements.

"I thought that Elizabeth Warren did herself a lot of good," Clyburn said on Sunday. "She demonstrated to the viewing public that she has tenacity and she was not unwilling to engage. So she did herself a lot of good." 

Clyburn also said he will not endorse a candidate until after Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina. He said the event will likely have an impact on how voters will go to the poll's in Saturday's primary. 

Bloomberg on Friday said he would clear the way for three women who have accused him of sexist comments to be released from nondisclosure agreements.