A former deputy executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) on Friday lashed out at presidential hopeful Bernie SandersBernie SandersDeplorable debate reminds voters of third-party options Michelle Obama: Trump 'humiliates women as if we’re objects' Overnight Healthcare: Obama confronts health law's 'growing pains' | Sanders slams leukemia drug price hike MORE in a post on Medium titled "Go f--- yourself, Bernie."
"Do you have any idea how belittling it is to reduce Obama to the President that the Blacks like?"
"In a world of voting rights abuses and gerrymandered districts where Black voters are constantly disenfranchised, it’s nice to have someone speak directly to our needs for a few months every 4 years," he said.
English seemed to soften his criticism toward the end of the piece.
"So do I actually mean it when I say Go F--- Yourself, Bernie? No. Everyone’s allowed to have a bad day," he wrote. "Everyone makes mistakes when every word is captured on tape. If Bernie wins the nomination, I’ll be knocking on doors for him in Cleveland.
"But for today, and for that comment, and for anyone that tries to diminish Obama’s presidency to 'He’s popular with black people,' Go F--- Yourself."