Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Friday told Newsmax TV Democratic presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren hit multi-billionaire Michael Bloomberg so hard at his first debate this week that it “buckled his knees.”
In an interview on “Newsmax Now,” Blagojevich, whose 14-year prison sentence was commuted earlier this week by President Donald Trump, said Bloomberg got beat up by the Massachusetts senator over non-disclosure agreements with some ex-employees who alleged they were discriminated against or harrassed by him.
“I don't mean to diminish the mayor's stature but … staying with the boxing analogy, it's like a bantamweight fighter going up against the heavy weight. And I think he’s getting his a** kicked," he said of the exchange.
Warren “hit Mayor Bloomberg with a powerful left hook that buckled his knees,” in his first presidential debate, Blagojevich said. “And I'm not talking about a political philosophy — I’m just talking about the political impact.”
He added he was surprised Joe Biden was missing in action during the debate.
“He was obviously asleep at the switch… about an issue that could have resuscitated his chances in Nevada which could then given him the most [delegates] when he goes on to South Carolina, which in my mind for him is a do-or-die state," he said.
Blagojevich was convicted in 2011 of using his powers as governor to obtain campaign money and political favors in exchange for naming the person to take the Senate seat vacated by former President Barack Obama.
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