Project Veritas exposé: Sanders staffer says 'cities will burn' if he loses, brands Trump supporters as Nazis
The sting video was released days after Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe said he would release the "first bombshell tape" of the 2020 election
Project Veritas, on Tuesday, released a video, showing a man, identified as one of Senator Bernie Sanders's 2020 campaign organizer, saying cities will "burn" if President Donald Trump wins the election again. The video was released two days after the Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe said he would release the "first bombshell tape" of the 2020 election this week. Project Veritas, a right-wing activist group, uses "disguises and hidden cameras to uncover supposed liberal bias and corruption."
When the man, described as Sanders campaign field organizer Kyle Jurek, was asked what would happen if Trump won the 2020 elections, he responded with saying: "F–ing cities burn. I mean, we don’t have a lot of time left, we have to save f–ing human civilization." Jurek, during the video, also predicted violence against police at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee.
The video is the first in the Project Veritas #Expose2020 series, suggesting O'Keefe has multiple such clips planned for the election year.
Jurek, in the undercover video, also appeared to compare Trump supporters to Nazis and backed their ideological reeducation. "Germany had to spend billions of dollars to educate their fu**ing people, to not be Nazis. We're probably going to have to do the same thing here," he can be heard saying. Jurek also praised Soviet-style gulags and predicted that police would be "beaten" in riots in Milwaukee if Sanders is not chosen as the nominee.
"We’re going to make 1978  look like a f–ing Girl Scout f–ing cookout,” he said, adding, “The cops are going to be the ones that are getting f–ing beaten in Milwaukee. They’re going to call out the National Guard for that s–t. I promise you that.” Jurek appeared to be referring to the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago where police clashed with protesters.
“If Bernie doesn’t get the nomination, or it goes to the second round at the DNC convention, f–ing Milwaukee will burn," Jurek said. "It’ll start in Milwaukee, and then when the police push back on that, other cities will just f–ing (explosion sound)."
The video also stated the Federal Election Commission records showing that Jurek has worked with the Sanders campaign for six months, earning $11,000, and he was employed briefly by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in 2018.
The Vermont Senator is a 2020 Democratic frontrunner with many experts projecting his nomination win. According to USA Today, Sanders is leading or tied in the first two primary states -- Iowa and New Hampshire -- against party rival former Vice President Joe Biden.