Former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile said Sunday that Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s history of racially discriminatory policies and mistreatment of women in the workplace has her “dismayed.”
Fox News anchor Chris Wallace asked whether the Washington Post‘s latest report on sexist behavior at Bloomberg L.P. would hurt his campaign, and Brazile said it would be “extremely damaging.”
“I am extremely dismayed at the information I read over the weekend about his sexist work environment,” she said. “It’s one thing to have this so-called top law enforcement policy, stop-and-frisk—it was ruled unconstitutional. And it has taken him years to say, ‘I’m sorry about that.’ He has the resources, but I am very uncomfortable with his record. Very uncomfortable.”
Brazile argued Bloomberg’s recent bump in the polls is due to his money. Not only has he paid for a vast ad campaign all over the country, but he is also attractive to voters who want a powerful campaigner to take on President Donald Trump.
“There are many people in the Democratic Party who are looking at Mr. Bloomberg because he has the resources to take on President Trump, but the question in my judgment is his record,” Brazile said.