Former Sanders Staffer Sues, Calls His Movement ‘Racist’
On Fox & Friends Monday, Tezlyn Figaro, a former director for racial justice issues for the Bernie Sanders campaign in 2016, said she and others have been “concerned for years with issues of racism” in the Vermont senator’s movement known as Our Revolution.
“I’m not saying he himself is racist, but his movement is,” said Figaro, who is suing over being fired from Our Revolution for offensive comments about immigrants. “It is a reason why no one from the 2016 black outreach department is there working for Senator Sanders.”
Figaro said it was “important” to her to file the federal lawsuit laying out her allegations.