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When will Bernie Sanders call out the sexism and homophobia of his top supporters?

In the past 24 hours, Bernie Sanders’ top supporters from leading left-wing groups Justice Democrats and Chapo Trap House have launched sexist attacks on Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar, in the case of the former, and homophobic attacks on Pete Buttigieg from the latter.

The smears are part of a larger pattern of abusive behavior from Sanders supporters, recently documented by CNN, that are now reportedly costing Sanders support, including the all-important Culinary Union in Nevada, that blasted Sanders yesterday for his supporters’ vicious attacks.

First came the tweet yesterday from Justice Democrats co-founder Kyle Kulinski, who has endorsed Sanders in the Democratic primary, which many took to be sexist, in part because it boils down Elizabeth Warren’s entire campaign to the notion that she expects to be elected simply for her gender, and that, as a woman, her substance is non-existent. And in the case of Klobuchar, she’s little more than an angry women.

Justice Democrats was formed out of Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign, and is closely aligned with freshmen member of Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (aka AOC), who has also endorsed Sanders and campaigns with him.

As one woman explained to me, the use of the term “female” instead of “woman” is a “big giant red flag.” “A plant can be female,” she told me. “A horse, a dog. Only a human is referred to as a woman. It’s dehumanizing. I think a lot of women I know and follow would take issue with the word choice. And it is a choice. A very specific one. Never meant to revere the person they’re referring to. Those people are called ‘women.’”

This comes on the heels of scores of Sanders supporters sharing images of snakes on social media over the past few weeks to suggest that Elizabeth Warren is a snake. The same happened when Warren tweeted last night in defense of the Culinary Union, here is a sample:

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