During the Democrat presidential debate last night, Democrats slammed former mayor Mike Bloomberg over his treatment of women. The billionaire has come under fire for telling his pregnant employee to “kill it” after she disclosed her pregnancy, according to a lawsuit she filed.
The allegations emerged following a 1997 lawsuit which accused Bloomberg of numerous inappropriate behaviors in the workplace. His comments have now re-surfaced for further public scrutiny following his candidature for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Allegedly, Bloomberg followed up his comment to “kill it” by advising the employee to have an abortion and remarking: “Great! Number 16”, apparently referring to the number of pregnant employees on his payroll.
That pro-abortion statement is part of a larger focus against Bloomberg — where multiple female employees have come forward declaring mistreatment.
During the debate, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders tore into Bloomberg about his alleged mistreatment of women and derogatory comments he’s made.
Warren said: “I’d like to talk about who we’re running against, a billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians. And no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump, I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg.”
Elizabeth Warren: I’d like to talk about who we’re running against: A billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse faced lesbians, and no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump, I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg.#DemDebate pic.twitter.com/cNhC6yRc4W
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) February 20, 2020
Warren demanded that Bloomberg release women from nondisclosure agreements they had signed with Bloomberg News complaining about a hostile work environment.
“None of them accuse me of doing anything other than maybe they didn’t like a joke I told,” he said ion his defense, adding that all complaints were investigated and problems corrected — and he added that Bloomberg has many women in leadership positions.
Warren didn’t let him off the hook: “You heard what his defense was: ‘I’ve been nice to some women.’ That just doesn’t cut it. The mayor has to stand on his record. What we need to know is exactly what’s lurking out there.”
She asked Bloomberg about the agreements: “If they wish now to speak out and tell their side of the story about what it is they alleged, that’s okay with you? You’re releasing them [from their NDAs] on television tonight?”
Bloomberg responded, “We have a very few nondisclosure agreements. They signed those agreements and we’ll live with it.”
The end of Michael Bloomberg in 2:19.pic.twitter.com/nN0pGwhkBu
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) February 20, 2020
Bloomberg, who was the Mayor of New York 2002-2013, is known for his extreme pro-abortion stance and he has donated $14 million to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion company.