Bernie Sanders’ Florida campaign office vandalized with swastikas


(JTA) — A Florida campaign office for Bernie Sanders was vandalized with swastikas.

A tweet Saturday from the Florida for Bernie account showed two large swastikas painted in black and the words “voting didn’t stop us last time.” It did not say where in Florida the office is located.

“Didn’t know if we should share, but one of our grassroots Bernie offices in Florida was vandalized with swastikas. Sheriff sent a team to clean it up. But Bernie is just another old white man, right?” it said.

Several replies called the vandalism “fake.” Others accused a Sanders staffer of drawing the graffiti.

Earlier this month a protester identified as a known white supremacist unfurled a Nazi flag at a Sanders rally in Phoenix.

Sanders has been more open about his Jewish identity during the current Democratic primary contest, but he trails former Vice President Joe Biden in the race.

Sanders, in a tweet attached to an Anti-Defamation League condemnation of the vandalism, noted the loss of his extended family during the Holocaust.

“Anti-Semitism and Nazism destroyed a good part of my family,”. he said. “I’ll fight to make sure hatred has no place in our country.”

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