11 Bernie Sanders campaign staffers lock Twitter accounts after video exposes staffer’s violent rhetoric

Even the comms director has locked their Twitter account, just over two weeks before the 2020 Iowa Democratic state caucuses.

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11 Bernie Sanders campaign Iowa State Directors and Coordinators have locked their Twitter accounts after a shocking Project Veritas investigative video report showed Sanders campaign field organizer Kyle Jurek calling for mass violence and gulags.

Head of Project Veritas James O’Keefe reported that the staffers had protected their tweets and noted that this is the “first campaign where multiple staffers shut down social media.”

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After the Twitter accounts were locked, Misty Rebik, the Iowa State Director for the Sanders campaign who O’Keefe says is responsible for hiring Jurek, made a statement that appeared to dismiss the videos of Jurek calling for violence as “political gossip.”

O’Keefe has described the locking of these Twitter accounts as a “truly extraordinary thing, when even comms directors are stopping messaging for the political campaign” and urged them to “do the ethical thing, and respond to the story because we have more coming, showing that this is not isolated.”

O’Keefe added that Project Veritas has videos showing staffers in other states and suggested that if the Directors and Coordinators in these states respond to these videos in the same way, the Sanders Campaign would become the “first campaign in history where all social media Comms shut down in multiple states and no journalists think that is newsworthy.”

O’Keefe has released two videos of Jurek where he makes multiple statements supporting violence and gulags. Some of Jurek’s statements include:

  • “F**king cities burn” if Trump gets reelected
  • “F**king Milwaukee will burn” if Bernie doesn’t get the nomination
  • “Walk into that MSNBC studios, drag those motherf**kers out by their hair and light them on fire in the streets”
  • “ I’m all aboard for gulags, like, I feel there needs to be re-education for a significant portion of our society”

Jurek’s violent rhetoric and the mass lockdown of the Sanders campaigns’ Iowa Twitter accounts comes just over two weeks before the 2020 Iowa Democratic state caucuses which take place on February 3. However, as O’Keefe noted, legacy media outlets have largely ignored the story, despite its many newsworthy elements.

Tom Parker

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