A Bernie Sanders campaign community organizer has been fired after the Washington Free Beacon uncovered multiple anti-Semitic and anti-gay and racist comments.
— RJC (@RJC) December 6, 2019
Bernie Sanders has hired a new staffer and of course, he’s a homophobic xenophobic monster: pic.twitter.com/LtkQbb7qeq
— Trinity in a Mustache (@TrinityMustache) December 6, 2019
I present to you…Darius Khalil Gordon, newly hired (and just now fired) by the @BernieSanders campaign as Deputy Director of Constituency, ladies and gentlemen….#homophobia #Antisemitism #berniebros Then we wonder why so much hate comes out of his campaign and followers…. pic.twitter.com/cTPHsRrf7z
— J.D. Samples (@Jacob4Pete) December 6, 2019
Per Free Beacon, the Sanders campaign told CNN Friday afternoon that Gordon had been let go, but did not comment on his remarks. “He is no longer with the campaign and we wish him the best,” campaign spokesman Mike Casca said.
Gordon announced on Wednesday that he had been hired as the campaign’s new deputy director of constituency organizing. Neither Gordon nor the campaign responded to Free Beacon inquiries.
Gordon’s tweets included homophobic slurs, anti-Semitic references to “Jew money,” and degrading comments about women. His Twitter account was deactivated on Friday afternoon.
Linda Sarsour, an anti-Israel activist who recently compared Zionists to white supremacists, remains with the Sanders campaign.
"I would be so proud to win, but also to make history and elect the first Jewish American president this country has ever seen and for his name to be Bernard Sanders." –@lsarsour pic.twitter.com/INPRlvmMur
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) September 6, 2019