Update: The employee's lawsuit and an on-the-record witness corroborate the woman's claim against Bloomberg, via The Washington Post:
Gayle King asked Warren for evidence that Bloomberg told a pregnant woman to “kill it.” Not only was that the woman’s testimony, a third party witness — the kind Bloomberg said in a deposition he required for an assault claim — backed it up to Wapo https://t.co/v9f9qT82Rw pic.twitter.com/KgigO7KoZr— Irin Carmon (@irin) February 26, 2020
Original Post: Seven Democratic candidates are on the debate stage in South Carolina, and the contest was a full-on brawl right out of the gate. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) wasted no time before attacking former mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg.
Sen. Warren opened by telling viewers one of her usual sob stories; this time, Sen. Warren repeated the debunked fabrication that she was fired on account of her pregnancy. The meeting minutes from the county’s Board of Education directly contradict Sen. Warren’s claim. Sen. Warren used this fallacy to attack Bloomberg on an unfounded claim that he told a female employee to kill her child. This accusation is serious, but still nothing short of hearsay.
Warren's false claim about her own pregnancy discrimination, along with her perpetuation of an unfounded claim against former Mayor Bloomberg, presented a real chance for the New York media tycoon to attack Sen. Warren, who is clearly vying for vice president.
As some on Twitter pointed out, Sen. Warren condemning abortion is a tad ironic:
Warren hits Bloomberg for telling a pregnant employee to “kill it.”— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) February 26, 2020
Surprising to hear opposition to abortion in a #DemDebate.
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