Across the country, Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s campaign offices have suffered “vandalism incidents that prompted top campaign officials to blame Senator Bernie Sanders for the attacks.”
On Friday, campaign volunteers arrived at a field office in Knoxville, TN and found profanity spray-painted across the glass front doors. Handmade posters, reading “Authoritarian,” “Classist” and “Oligarch,” were plastered on the windows. Mr. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, is a multibillionaire who has spent hundreds of millions of dollars of own money on his campaign so far.
The posters featured what appeared to be clips of news articles highlighting reports of derogatory statements Mr. Bloomberg made about women, Latinos, African-Americans and transgender people. A Hitler mustache was drawn on Mr. Bloomberg’s face in two photos. If elected, Mr. Bloomberg would be the first Jewish-American president.
Statement From Campaign Manager Kevin Sheekey:
“This latest incident at our Knoxville campaign office is exactly what we’ve been warning about. We don’t know who is responsible for this vandalism, but we do know it echoes language from the Sanders campaign and its supporters.
“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.
“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.”
On Saturday morning, Bloomberg’s Salt Lake City’s office had six windows broken and rocks were found in it.
Earlier this month and literally a day after opening, Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign office in Youngstown was covered with unwanted caution tape and spray-painted signs.
Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg’s campaign field office in Toledo was defaced just before the space is set to mark its grand opening Thursday.
Pink banners with “oligarch” and “broken windows, broken homes” were tacked on the windows sometime overnight at 326 Erie St. in downtown Toledo, visible to morning commuters in a busy section of town.
The Ann Arbor campaign office of Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg was vandalized earlier this month, the campaign announced.
At his Ann Arbor headquarters, located at 217 S. Fourth Ave., the campaign reported the words “Corporate Pig” were spray-painted on the window.
The campaign also reported on Feb. 16 that its Flint office was defaced with a sign saying “Eat the Rich.”
Examples of Senator Sanders’ rhetoric Mike Bloomberg’s campaign believes inspired the vandalism found here: