Joe Scarborough Blasts Bloomberg for Taking Votes from Biden: ‘The Takeover of a Democratic Socialist’ Is On Him

Joe Scarborough Blasts Bloomberg for Taking Votes from Biden: ‘The Takeover of a Democratic Socialist’ Is On Him

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough came down heavily against billionaire Michael Bloomberg ahead of Super Tuesday. The Morning Joe host claimed that the former New York mayor will take crucial votes from former Vice President Joe Biden and could end up handing Senator Bernie Sanders the nomination.

“I still find it remarkable that Michael Bloomberg’s entire -entire purpose for running, his entire stated intent for returning for the president of the United States as a Democrat was to stop Bernie Sanders. And to stop Elizabeth Warren. And to stop socialism,” Scarborough said.

“And here he sees, there is now Joe Biden with a clear shot, and a much better shot, to beat Bernie Sanders, than Michael Bloomberg will ever have.”

“And what is he doing on Super Tuesday? He is — Every vote Michael Bloomberg gets is not a vote that he takes away from Elizabeth Warren, or a vote that he takes away from Bernie Sanders. It’s a vote that he now takes away from the consensus moderate candidate.”

“If Bernie Sanders ends up winning this, and in part because Bloomberg has peeled off votes from Joe Biden, then Michael Bloomberg’s legacy will be, and isn’t politics funny sometimes? The takeover of a Democratic Socialist in the Democratic Party in 2020. That will all be on Michael Bloomberg’s shoulders.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor