Van Jones: Warren should get credit for having 'destroyed' Bloomberg

Van Jones: Warren should get credit for having 'destroyed' Bloomberg
© Greg Nash

CNN political commentator Van Jones said Tuesday night that Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocrats have turned solidly against gas tax Overnight Health Care: Takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision | COVID-19 cost 5.5 million years of American life | Biden administration investing billions in antiviral pills for COVID-19 Democratic senators press PhRMA over COVID-19 lobbying efforts  MORE (D-Mass.) deserved credit for going after former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who faced a series of attacks from the senator heading into Super Tuesday.

During a panel discussion as Super Tuesday results continued to roll in, Jones told viewers that Warren's sharp attacks aimed at the former mayor during the last two Democratic debates had significantly contributed to Bloomberg's lackluster performance in voting contests on Tuesday.

He added that former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenObama: Ensuring democracy 'continues to work effectively' keeps me 'up at night' New Jersey landlords prohibited from asking potential tenants about criminal records Overnight Defense: Pentagon pulling some air defense assets from Middle East | Dems introduce resolution apologizing to LGBT community for discrimination | White House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine MORE (D), who won a majority of states on Super Tuesday, owed her his gratitude as a result.


"I think it's not a mystery what happened — why Joe Biden suddenly emerged. It wasn't about Joe Biden," Jones said. "Elizabeth Warren destroyed Bloomberg."

"Elizabeth Warren — not Joe Biden — destroyed Bloomberg, and knocked that out. ... He should give her a thank you," he added.

Jones's remarks came as Bloomberg is reportedly set to reevaluate his campaign and chances of winning the presidency on Wednesday, as he did not appear to be on track to win any states over Biden or Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - ObamaCare here to stay Centrists gain leverage over progressives in Senate infrastructure battle OVERNIGHT ENERGY:  EPA announces new clean air advisors after firing Trump appointees |  Senate confirms Biden pick for No. 2 role at Interior | Watchdog: Bureau of Land Management saw messaging failures, understaffing during pandemic MORE (I-Vt.) Tuesday night.

The former New York City mayor has pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into his campaign so far, but suffered in the polls after being confronted by Warren and others onstage about his treatment of women at his company as well as his record as mayor.