Bloomberg Has Too Many Negatives to Win Democratic Nomination, Barney Frank Says
Here we go with another narcissistic billionaire iconoclast trying to buy the oval office. Had enough yet?
“There’s a great deal in Mike Bloomberg’s record that is a real problem for very many Democratic voters,” said Frank, the former Massachusetts congressman who retired in 2013 after more than three decades on Capitol Hill.
Frank, a CNBC contributor, said that Bloomberg has long opposed financial regulations and raised money for Tom DeLay, the Republican former House majority leader who was convicted on money laundering charges in 2010.
Additionally, as mayor, Bloomberg supported the police department’s “stop-and-frisk” policy that disproportionately targeted minority men. Earlier this month, he apologized at a black church in New York, saying he was “wrong, and I’m sorry.”
As the campaign goes on, Frank said “there’s even more negative about him, more that will come out.”