The question that still looms is how Darius Khalil Gordon got the job in the first place. Didn’t the campaign vet the guy before welcoming him aboard as the new face of the Sanders campaign?
It’s not as if the anti-Semitism should bother Bernie Sanders that much. He himself has been hailed by the far-left socialist quarterly Jacobin as the “best candidate on Palestine,” a reflection his having “repeatedly spoken out about Israel’s violence against Palestinians” and support for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement. He has also welcomed the support of other anti-Semites like Linda Sarsour and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
But Gordon crossed the line in the campaign’s view when he shared his views of homosexuals on Twitter.
Gordon announced Wednesday that he had taken a job with the campaign as the deputy director of constituency organizing. On Thursday, the Washington Free Beacon … reported that Gordan [sic] had sent tweets in 2010, 2011 and 2012 that contained offensive, anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs.
The article goes on to note that Gordon did what any cowardly bigot would do and scrubbed the tweets. Soon after that his account was “deactivated,” though it’s unclear whether the action was taken by Twitter or by him. It does note, however, that a spokesman for the Sanders campaign confirmed that Gordon “is no longer with the campaign and we wish him the best.” They wish him the best? Very charitable.