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Sanders staffer off campaign after report of anti-Semitic, homophobic tweets

Sanders staffer off campaign after report of anti-Semitic, homophobic tweets

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHouse Democrats pass sweeping .9T COVID-19 relief bill with minimum wage hike House set for tight vote on COVID-19 relief package On The Money: Democrats scramble to save minimum wage hike | Personal incomes rise, inflation stays low after stimulus burst MORE's (I-Vt.) campaign has parted ways with a newly hired staffer following a report that he sent tweets containing anti-Semitic and homophobic rhetoric.

A spokesman for Sanders's campaign confirmed to CNN on Friday that Darius Khalil Gordon was no longer with the campaign.

"He is no longer with the campaign and we wish him the best," Sanders campaign spokesman Mike Casca told the network.

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Gordon had announced Wednesday that he had been hired by the campaign as its deputy director of constituency organizing, CNN noted.

On Thursday, the conservative website The Washington Free Beacon surfaced multiple tweets from Gordon going back to 2010 that included references to "Jew Money" and homophobic slurs.

The outlet noted that some tweets were deleted after it made a request for comment. Gordon's Twitter account has since been deactivated.

The Hill has reached out to Sanders's campaign for comment.