Politics

Bernie Sanders Campaign Parts Ways With Staffer Over Allegedly Anti-Semitic Tweets

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) campaign said that it parted ways with a staffer after his old alleged anti-Semitic tweets were highlighted by a media outlet.

Darius Khalil Gordon said on Dec. 4 that he was joining the campaign as deputy director of constituency organizing.

Gordon wrote about “Jew money.”

“Working hard so one day I can make that Jew Money,” he wrote on Sept. 22, 2010.

In another tweet from July 26, 2011, he wrote: “I got a black mans body, white mans power, jew man money, and an asian man life span..lol,” he wrote, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

His other tweets included musings about race—”[Expletive] Asian ppl looking alike. White women with blonde hair all look the same”—and homosexuals.

Gordon was also an open supporter of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, which seeks to isolate Israel by boycotting products produced there.

The Sanders campaign told CNN on Dec. 6 that Gordon was no longer working for the campaign.

“He is no longer with the campaign and we wish him the best,” said Mike Casca, a campaign spokesman.

Gordons Twitter account was deactivated and he has not commented on the situation.

A number of people that work for Sanderss campaign have been caught making disparaging comments about Jews and Israel. Sanders himself is Jewish.

Belen Sisa, Sanderss national deputy press secretary, apologized in March after wondering whether the “American-Jewish community has a dual allegiance to the state of Israel.”

Belen Sisa makes phone calls at a campaign office for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in a 2016 file photograph. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

“In a conversation on Facebook, I used some language that I see now was insensitive. Issues of allegiance and loyalty to ones country come with painful history,” Sisa told Politico. “At a time when so many communities in our country feel under attack by the president and his allies, I absolutely recognize that we need to address these issues with greater care and sensitivity to their historical resonance, and Im committed to doing that in the future.”

Linda Sarsour, a Sanders campaign surrogate,