Bernie Sanders has a campaign violence problem

Jan. 16, 2020, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting a Bernie Sanders Iowa field coordinator for calling for Trump supporters to be put into gulags and said cities would burn if Sanders was denied the Democratic nomination again:

“The Project Veritas release of video featuring the Bernie Sanders Iowa field coordinator advocating throwing Trump supporters into re-education gulags is a startling reminder of the violence of the left.  The fact that Bernie Sanders and every Democrat candidate for President has not condemned the violence advocated by the Sanders staffer is chilling.  Chilling because America has already suffered political violence at the hands of a radicalized Sanders supporter when then House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot and nearly killed by a Sanders supporter who intended to kill every GOP House member practicing on that Alexandria, Va. diamond for the annual Congressional Baseball game.  The admissions by the Sanders staffer of desired violence and incarceration based upon political differences should Bernie not win is not particularly surprising.

“What is surprising is that a search of Google does not demonstrate any contrition offered by the Sanders campaign.  Instead, they are locking down their operation to insulate the staff from unapproved media. What is stunning is that none of the Democratic party contenders for the White House have condemned Sanders for not immediately firing this staffer and his calls for violence against Trump supporters.”

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