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Women’s Group to MSNBC: Fire Chris Matthews
UltraViolet Action Says Warren Believes Survivors of Workplace Abuse, Was Right to Bring Up Documented Accusations that Bloomberg Told a Pregnant Employee to “Kill It”
WASHINGTON - During last night’s Democratic presidential primary debate in South Carolina, Senator Elizabeth Warren explained why she thought Michael R. Bloomberg was the “riskiest” candidate for the Democratic Party to nominate, with a pointed recitation of his history of crude and sexist comments. In recalling pregnancy discrimination she had faced as a special-education teacher, Warren lamented that she hadn’t had a union or a federal law protecting her. And then she turned to Mr. Bloomberg, saying “At least I didn’t have a boss who said to me, ‘Kill it,’ the way that Mayor Bloomberg is documented to have said to one of his pregnant employees,” Ms. Warren said. “People want a chance to hear from the women who have worked for Mayor Bloomberg.”
After the debate, MSNBC host Chris Matthews questioned Warren repeatedly on whether she was sure of her accusation that billionaire presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg had told a woman at his company to "kill it" when he found out that she was pregnant.
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UltraViolet Action had previously called on Bloomberg to release all women from non-disclosure agreements related to sexual harassment and workplace discrimination.
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