Presidential contender and US Senator Bernie Sanders has elicited the side-eye from political observers over the appointment of his newest aide, Darius Gordon.
Gordon secured the role of deputy director of constituency organizing this week, tweeting that he was “humbled” to join Sanders’ team. It appears he’s since deleted his account, likely over old tweets uncovered by The Washington Beacon that reveal racist, sexist, antisemitic and homophobic remarks.
“I got a black man’s body, white man’s power, Jew man money, and an Asian man life-span,” Gordon tweeted in 2011.
In 2010, Gordon referred to the students of Jefferson Jr. High as “f*gs.” He also used the slur to refer to the Pittsburgh Stealers.
“F*** Asian people looking a like. White women with blonde hair all look the same!,” he tweeted in 2012.
“Now I like Jennifer Hudson, but it’s that other fat b**** I don’t like,” he said in 2011.
Neither Gordon nor the Sanders campaign has yet to comment on the new deputy director’s past tweets. The hiring of Gordon is particularly ironic given that Sen. Sanders is one of the few sitting Jewish senators in the nation.
In the past, the Sanders campaign has come under criticism for not doing more to dissuade its followers from disruptive behavior, and for not encouraging his followers to support the Democratic nominee against Donald Trump in 2016.