In an explosive (no pun intended) video released by Project Veritas on Tuesday, a campaign staffer for Sen. Bernie Sanders told an undercover reporter that the socialist supporters of Sanders would riot if President Donald Trump were to win reelection in November. The video features Sanders field organizer Kyle Jurek promises that there will be widespread violence if leftist don’t get their way at the polls in 2020.
In the video, the PV journalist asks Jurek if “MAGA people” could potentially be re-educated if Sanders wins the presidency in November.
“We’ve got to try,” Jurek says. “In Nazi Germany, after the fall of the Nazi Party, there was a shit-ton of the populace that was f**king Nazified. Germany had to spend billions of dollars re-educating their f**king people to not be Nazis. We’re probably going to have to do the same f**king thing here.”
Jurek then suggests that parts of Sanders’ campaign message hinted at exactly that sort of re-education.
“That’s kind of what all Bernie’s whole f**king ‘hey, free education for everybody’ because we’re going to have to teach you to not be a f**king Nazi,” he says.
Jurek goes on to cast Soviet re-education camps in a positive light.
“People were actually paid a living wage in the gulags,” he notes. “They have conjugal visits in gulags. Gulags were meant for re-education.”
But he admits that back-breaking daily labor might be the most efficient path towards “re-educating” supports of the Republican Party.
“The greatest way to break a fucking billionaire of their privilege and their idea that they’re superior, go and break rocks for 12 hours a day. You’re now a working class person, and you’re going to f**king learn what that means, right?” he says.
The video, even more so than the transcript, evidences a man who is clearly and irrevocably in the grip of mental illness. That might make the video somewhat gratuitous…if it weren’t for the fact that Jurek has made $11,000 this year working on behalf of the Sanders campaign. That he is an actual paid campaign staffer – on any level – shows that this candidate both attracts people with radically sick ideas about the remaking of America and that he is fully willing to exploit them.
“If Bernie doesn’t get the nomination or it goes to a second round at the DNC convention, f**king Milwaukee will burn,” says Jurek. “It’ll start in Milwaukee and then when the police push back on that, other sites will f**king [explode].”
Instead of expressing dismay over one of their organizers spouting this nightmarish rhetoric, the Sanders campaign is circling the wagons. On Wednesday, Iowa state director Misty Rebik and co-field director Brooke Adams both locked their respective Twitter accounts.
Jurek skipped right to deleting his.