Project Veritas released an explosive new video on Tuesday featuring some disturbing comments from Kyle Jurek, a Sanders campaign staffer working out of the Iowa office.
Vowing there will be violent repercussions and even death, Jurek called for U.S. cities to “burn” if President Donald Trump is reelected and as troubling as that may seem, a follow-up video out Wednesday may possibly be worse.
“In this new video, Jurek is secretly recorded praising Gulags and speaking favorably about forcing Americans who oppose Sanders’ radical policies to be re-educated,” the Project Veritas website explained.
And while some are dismissing Jurek as a fringe element who doesn’t represent the views of the campaign, James O’Keefe, the face behind Project Veritas, posted a tweet Wednesday afternoon saying Sanders’ state directors are “all locking their accounts” — this being a reference to Twitter.
BREAKING: Iowa @BernieSanders State Directors ALL LOCKING THEIR ACCOUNTS:
IA political Director @OliverHidWoh, Coordinator @neubertc , Coordinator @vmoon19 , Coordinator @AbshirDSM , Directors @derekmenges ,@rencer_speed , @vicentennial , @Rouell3 @JessicaLBurbank #Expose2020 pic.twitter.com/HVX2E634tw
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) January 15, 2020
“The recordings give insight into the mindset of many Sanders staffers and what they truly believe,” Project Veritas said in a press release.
Noting that several anonymous tips from people who know Jurek have come in, the release added that there were concerns that he may be a danger to President Trump.
“Even more disturbing is a tip from people who know Jurek personally,” the release added. “They say Jurek is dangerous and becoming more radicalized. They worry he might try to assassinate President Trump.”
Project Veritas said they have reported this information to the US Secret Service.
O’Keefe also tweeted a screenshot of Jurek being tagged as a “top-tier organizer” for the Sanders campaign.
Looks like Kyle Jurek has worked with Iowa Co Field Director @brookew_adams and the Sanders Campaign called Kyle a "top-tier organizer."
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) January 14, 2020
According to the video, Jurek is a self-described Anarcho-Communist, and he reveals that there are those associated with the Sanders campaign who are “farther left than the democratic socialism the campaign presents to the public.”
(Sen. Bernie Sanders is a self-avowed democratic socialist.)
The Sanders staffer also suggested members of the violent Antifa group are part of the campaign.
Touting his ilk as saviors of the human race, Jurek talks about a “f*cking revolution” and how violence is necessary to counter those who work against it.
“There are things that are more important than the rule of law in the United States when it comes down to the existence of the human race,” he said.
An emphasis on Gulag-style re-education camps reveals Jurek’s commitment to hardcore communism.
His views don’t entirely rule out the possibility of death.
“There’s a reason Joseph Stalin had Gulags, right? And actually, Gulags are a lot better than what the CIA has told us they were…” Jurek said.
“So, that, that was the intention, of Gulags, right?” he went on. “Not only to elim- like, remove, like people were like insidious to the state from the state, right? Like ‘hey, you guys are all causing problems, you’re like, working against the revolution; we’re just going to remove you and put you in Siberia, where you learn the f*cking value of like being a comrade.”
Proving how uninformed he is, Jurek claimed prisons in the U.S. were “far worse” than the notorious Soviet gulags.
“Far worse than anything that they experienced in a f*cking gulag,” he said. “Like people get raped. People get f*cking — work 12 hours a day. People have to go fight fires in California for a dollar. You know what I mean? That’s f*cked up. That’s super f*cked up. Soviet Union didn’t do that sh*t.”
Jurek then tied it back to the campaign.
“Yeah, you’re not gonna get Bernie to say ‘gulags’ but like, I’m all aboard for Gulags,” he said. “I feel there needs to re-education for a significant portion of our society…I mean, but running for president in the United States you can’t say anything like that right?”
Speaking on the alternative to re-educating people who hold different ideas, he spoke about “putting them up against a wall,” before imitating a shooting noise.
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