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New Bernie Sanders aide has alleged history of homophobic, racist and antisemitic slurs

Josh Milton December 6, 2019
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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. (Win McNamee/Getty)

While peddling a presidential campaign that promotes equality above all, a new hire of the Bernie Sanders team has an alleged history of antisemitic and anti-LGBT slurs.

Darius Gordon announced on Wednesday that he has joined the Sanders campaign team as deputy director of constituency organising.

But a number of tweets buried deep in his social media were unearthed by The Washington Beacon, showing a barrage of barbed comments such as calling high school students “f***s”.

Gordon took to Twitter to announce his new role with the Sanders campaign team, noting that he was “humbled and motivated”.

Array of alleged homophobic and misogynistic tweets unearthed from Bernie Sanders aide. 

However, while many friends and followers sought to congratulate him, alleged tweets quickly emerged from his past.

In 2011, Gordon, from Washington DC, reportedly tweeted: “I got a black man’s body, white man’s power, Jew man money, and an Asian man life-span.”

He also called fans of the National Football League’s Pittsburgh Steelers “fags” as well as Thomas Jefferson Junior high school students.

The outlet claimed that, once reporters reached out for comment to Gordon, he hastily removed them.

Many of the tweets allegedly used antisemitic terms, such as “Jew money”.

“Working hard so one day I can make that Jew money,” he wrote.

The campaigner also appears to have used several racist and misogynistic slurs. “F*** Asian people looking a like,” he wrote in 2012.

“White women with blonde hair all look the same!”

Another tweet read: “Got a sign on my d**k that say: ‘Dark b*****s only’.”

“Now I like Jennifer Hudson, but it’s that other fat b**** I don’t like,” he tweeted in 2011.

PinkNews has contacted both Gordon and the Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential campaign team for comment.

Related topics: 2020 democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders, Homophobia

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