Mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking on Mississippi, saying he feels sorry for residents there because of a law that keeps localities from limiting portion sizes of its beverages and meals.
In a wide-ranging interview with Time Magazine, Bloomberg says in regions of Mississippi, life expectancy is short, saying, "I feel sorry for the people of Mississippi...they are not winning."
In March, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a law known as the "Anti-Bloomberg" bill that says only the state legislature can limit the portion size of meals or sodas.
There was no immediate response from Bryant’s office about the mayor’s remarks.
In his interview, Bloomberg also vowed to drive Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor out of office for his vote against federal background checks on guns.