The Bernie Sanders campaign seems to have a real disinterest in vetting its campaign aides or appealing to the moderate side of the Democrat party.
Sanders proudly announced on Saturday that he has hired self-described “militant” and political organizer Phillip Agnew as his newest senior adviser.
Agnew is not a household name, but the Twitterverse knows him quite well. He has made more than his fair share of questionable and radical tweets, which is why so many people are baffled about why Sanders chose Agnew as one of his new top advisers.
This latest addition would make it very easy to assume Sanders is creating a staff ready to go to battle in the streets rather than make a serious run at the presidency.
For instance, Agnew is well-known on Twitter for his controversial posts about 9/11, the Orlando shooting, and his rather sexist tweets about Michelle Obama…
Sanders campaign promotes to Senior Advisor Phillip Agnew, who tweets: America is responsible for mass shooting at Orlando nightclub, lied about killing Osama bin Laden, murders its citizens for money pic.twitter.com/XNB2f046XX
— John-Paul Pagano (@johnpaulpagano) March 8, 2020
Agnew tweeted on the eve of the ninth anniversary of 9/11, “Tomorrow America remembers the day that she turned on herself, dismantled her constitution, and killed her own citizens in the name of money.”
Agnew raised eyebrows by declaring the Zionism is “a racist, exploitative, and exclusionary ideology.” He also is the co-founder of Dream Defenders, an anti-Israel group that advocates for the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction movement that seeks to economically punish Israel.
Sanders doubles down
Bernies Sanders’ fan base has a history of radical, inflammatory, and revolutionary rhetoric, and Sanders doesn’t appear to have any problem with it.
Project Veritas recently published a series of undercover videos documenting the trend. In one of the videos, Sanders’ field organizers literally threatened to throw wealthy people into gulags and burn down Milwaukee if Sanders does not get the nomination. Watch:
If any of these individuals were working on a conservative campaign, you better believe the media would be all over it, but because it’s Bernie Sanders, socialist savior, he gets a pass.
These troubling incidents go overlooked and the media has all but refused to ask Sanders about the threats made by his campaign leadership.
Sadly, it is Americans who will pay the price for this neglect because you can bet your last dollar that if and when this nomination is “stolen” from Sanders, things are not going to go well.