Report: Sanders Campaign Embraces Leftist Group That Wants to “Abolish Prisons”

Report: Sanders Campaign Embraces Leftist Group That Wants to “Abolish Prisons”

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign has embraced an extreme leftist organization which seeks abolish prisons and has ties to a group designated by the U.S. State Department as a Palestinian terrorist organization, according to the Daily Caller.

The Daily Caller reports:

Sanders’s 2020 presidential campaign website touts an endorsement from the radical group, Dream Defenders, and the group’s co-director, Phillip Agnew, is a top Sanders surrogate.

The group’s political arm, Dream Defenders PAC, has been holding twice-weekly phone banking events in support of Sanders.

Dream Defenders aims to abolish the use of prisons, according to the group’s website and public statements.

“Police and prisons have no place in ‘justice.’ Police and prisons aren’t just racist but they work to enforce the separations of rich and poor,” Dream Defenders’s website states.

The group first launched in 2012 in Florida and has also declared its support for the anti-Israel BDS movement. It has also “repeatedly” promoted the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine–a U.S. designated terror organization since 1997.

Dream Defenders’ website claims that Israel is a “settler colonialist project”  which “was declared on top of stolen Palestinian land.”

Last week, Sanders enraged many after he declared he would not attend the pro-Israel group, AIPAC’s annual conference, accusing them of “bigotry.”

On Twitter, Sanders said he would not attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s conference because of its connection to “leaders who express bigotry and oppose basic Palestinian rights.”

In response, AIPAC blasted Sanders, calling his comments an “truly shameful” and an “odious attack” on the mainstream political event.

For the full report from the Daily Caller, click HERE.

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