People for Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE, a grassroots group backing the Vermont senator’s presidential campaign, tweeted footage of former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg praising disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein on Monday as news broke that Weinstein had been found guilty on two counts of criminal sexual assault and rape in the third degree.
“Here’s @MikeBloomberg using the power of public office to honor Harvey Weinstein. Want to know how people will be President? Look at how they’ve used their power in the past,” the group tweeted.
“It’s a pleasure to give these ‘Made in New York’ awards to the prides of Flushing, in alphabetical order, Bob and Harvey Weinstein,” Bloomberg says in the clip, also introducing Weinstein’s brother and producing partner, who has denied knowing about the allegations against his brother before they broke in 2017.
Here’s @MikeBloomberg using the power of public office to honor Harvey Weinstein.
Want to know how people will be President? Look at how they’ve used their power in the past. pic.twitter.com/a5RLoAX8IE
— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) February 24, 2020
The war of words between Sanders and Bloomberg has escalated significantly in recent days as the billionaire and the democratic socialist try to make the case that they are best positioned to take on President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE in November.
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The tweet comes after Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) took aim at Bloomberg last week in the first Democratic debate for which he qualified, taking him to task for allegations of sexist remarks and sexual harassment against the businessman and former mayor.
Weinstein was found guilty on two of five felony counts in New York on Monday, and prosecutors in Los Angeles have announced they will move forward with a separate case against him.