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

Van Jones: Warren should get credit for having 'destroyed' Bloomberg
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CNN political commentator Van Jones said Tuesday night that Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPress: Susan Rice would be ready to step in as POTUS Pentagon charts its own course on COVID-19, risking Trump's ire Warren to host high-dollar fundraiser for Biden 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 BidenProsecutor investigating whether Tara Reade gave false testimony as expert witness Poll: Biden leads Trump by 11 points nationally George Floyd's sister says Minneapolis officers should be charged with murder 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 SandersProgressives raise alarm over letting lobbying groups access PPP funds Loeffler runs ad tying Doug Collins to Pelosi, Sanders, Biden Hillicon Valley: Tech companies lead way on WFH forever | States and counties plead for cybersecurity assistance | Trump weighing anti-conservative bias panel 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.