Iowa (CNN) — A national co-chair of the Bernie Sanders campaign admitted today that sexism is worse than a Communist prison camp.
The comment came after two allegations rocked the Sanders campaign this week. First, a paid field organizer for the campaign called for imprisonment, violence, and death, for those who oppose Democratic Socialism. And second, the CNN moderator of Tuesday’s presidential debate accused Sen. Sanders on live national TV of being biased against women.
Reaction from the campaign was delayed, but when it came it was harsh and unequivocal.
“If faced with allowing sexism against women or allowing the existence of Communist prison camps, Democratic Socialists will always choose the prison camps,” said Nina Turner, who serves as one of four national co-chairs of the Sanders campaign and appears as a political pundit on MSNBC.
“CNN was right to call Bernie out at Tuesday’s debate, and prison camps are part of Our Revolution,” Turner added. “But when actual Nazis are walking around, we’re not going to throw Bernie in the gulag for saying a woman can’t be president.”
Campaign field organizer Kyle Jurek agreed with Turner that the campaign can’t imprison Sanders, but wasn’t so sure about Turner herself.
“I’m ready to throw down now,” Jurek said, suggesting that “the f*cking media, pundits” at “MSNBC studios” should be dragged into the streets “by their hair” and lit on fire.