Sanders camp mum on pro-gulag staffer, says Iowans ‘don’t care about political gossip’
Project Veritas footage shows field organizer predicting ‘cities burn’ if Trump winsFollow Us
A Bernie Sanders campaign aide dismissed “political gossip” Wednesday after a Project Veritas sting that caught on undercover video a radical field organizer singing the praises of gulags, revolution and reeducation.
Misty Rebik, the Iowa state director for the Sanders campaign, said that Iowans “don’t care about political gossip” in a protected tweet posted by Project Veritas president and self-described guerrilla journalist James O’Keefe.
“The hundreds of thousands of Iowans we’ve talked to this caucus season don’t care about political gossip; they care about making healthcare a human right, taking on climate change, making college affordable, and ending endless wars. That’s our focus,” said Ms. Rebik in the tweet.
Her comment came as the first statement by the Sanders camp since Project Veritas released Tuesday undercover footage showing a man identified as field organizer Kyle Jurek predicting “cities [will] burn” if President Trump is reelected, and the reeducation of Trump voters if Mr. Sanders wins.
NEW: IA State Director for@BernieSanders, @mistyrebik makes statement after Jurek’s incendiary vid. Calls it “POLITICAL GOSSIP”
Conspriacy to commit violence, praise of Soviet Gulags and saying “there are things more important than the rule of law” is not Gossip.