Sanders Fires Gay Staffer After Vicious Tweets Surface

The Daily Beast reports:

During the most recent presidential primary debate in Las Vegas, Sen. Bernie Sanders suggested that critiques of some of his most antagonistic online supporters are largely unfounded and unfair, proposing that some of the worst offenders might actually be Russian trolls on a mission to sow disunity in the field. But the private Twitter account of a newly promoted campaign staffer indicates that despite his condemnation of online harassment, at least some of the Vermont senator’s most toxic support is coming from inside the house.

Using the account @perma_ben, Ben Mora, a regional field director for Sanders’ campaign based in Michigan, has attacked other Democrats in the field—as well as their family members, surrogates, journalists, and politically active celebrities—in deeply personal terms, mocking their physical appearance, gender, and sexuality, among other things. After this report was published, Mora, the Sanders campaign confirmed to The Daily Beast, has been fired.

Hit the link for other examples of Mora’s tweets, some of which were apparently turned into relatively popular memes posted to pro-Sanders pages on Facebook and Instagram.