During the Democratic presidential debate in Charleston, Michael Bloomberg appeared to barely stop himself from telling the nation that he “bought” the majority in the House of Representatives that Democrats gained in the 2018 midterms.
Democrats gained up to 40 seats in the House back in the 2018 midterm elections. This seized the majority from Republicans, who had been reigning the chamber since 2011, according to NBC News.
“Let’s just go on the record, they talk about 40 Democrats, 21 of those were people that I spent $100 million to help elect,” Bloomberg said.
According to the New York Times, that number is accurate.
“Overall spending by Mr. Bloomberg and his organizations in the 2018 elections topped $112 million, an amount that also includes donations to help Senate candidates and progressive organizations.” According to the New York Times.
“All of the new Democrats that came in put Nancy Pelosi in charge and gave the Congress the ability to control this president,” Bloomberg said Tuesday.
Bloomberg then appeared to stutter and tried to stop himself from saying he “bought” those seats.
“I bought — I, I got them,” the former NYC mayor said.
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As expected, his comments got a significant reaction on Twitter: