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

Clyburn says Democrats spent 'too much time on Bloomberg' in Nevada debate
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House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said on Sunday that Democratic presidential candidates spent too much time attacking opponent Michael BloombergMichael BloombergTexas and North Carolina: Democrats on the verge? The Hill's Campaign Report: 2020 spending wars | Biden looks to clean up oil comments | Debate ratings are in Biden breaks all-time television spending record 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 ToddLewandowski: Trump 'wants to see every Republican reelected regardless of ... if they break with the president' Outgoing Va. Republican: Two-party system is failing Americans HHS secretary: Avoiding large gatherings 'a difficult message for all Western democracies' MORE on "Meet the Press."

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 WarrenAll fracked up: Biden's Keystone State breakdown What do Google, banks and chicken salad have in common? Final debate: War Admiral vs. Seabiscuit 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.