Bloomberg’s offices have recently been vandalized in multiple cities.
Despite having no evidence the vandalism was done by Bernie supporters, the Bloomberg campaign is pointing the finger and asking Bernie to condemn the acts.
Huffpost reports Michael Bloomberg’s Democratic presidential campaign is trying to tie Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to the vandalism of its office in Knoxville, Tennessee, despite no evidence that he or one of his supporters was involved.
“This latest incident at our Knoxville campaign office is exactly what we’ve been warning about,” Bloomberg campaign manager Kevin Sheekey said in a statement. “We don’t know who is responsible for this vandalism, but we do know it echoes language from the Sanders campaign and its supporters.”
On Friday morning, a campaign volunteer arrived to find profanity spray painted across the front doors, along with handmade posters on the windows reading “Authoritarian,” “Classist” and “Oligarch.”
Even though the Bloomberg campaign admits it doesn’t yet know who is behind the damage, it’s trying to blame Sanders and his supporters, even calling on the rival presidential contender to condemn what’s going on and implying he will be responsible if someone “gets hurt.”
“Over the past week, we’ve seen similar attacks against Mike Bloomberg 2020 offices in multiple states. Fortunately, no one has been injured. But this needs to end before someone gets hurt,” Sheekey said.
“We call on Bernie Sanders to immediately condemn these attacks and for his campaign to end the Trump-like rhetoric that is clearly encouraging his supporters to engage in behavior that has no place in our politics,” he added.
— Harry Sullivan (@SullyWVLT) February 21, 2020
The front of the campaign office of Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg was found vandalized Thursday morning in downtown Toledo, Ohio on February 13, 2020. @toledonews pic.twitter.com/2qWsCaN3bp
— Amy E Voigt ⚔️ (@AmyEVoigt) February 13, 2020