Politics

Sanders Aide Fired After Free Beacon Report

Sen. Bernie Sanders
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The Bernie Sanders campaign has fired newly hired official Darius Khalil Gordon after the Washington Free Beacon uncovered numerous derogatory remarks he'd made toward gays, Jews, and women.

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.