After a series of anti-Sanders commentary, MSNBC has indefinitely suspended contributor Jason Johnson, according to the Daily Beast.
Johnson who is a tenured professor at Morgan State University has been a prominent commentator of the network’s Democratic primary coverage and has not been shy in his criticism of the Vermont senator during his rise to front-runner status after the Nevada caucuses.
In addition to his remarks on MSNBC, Johnson appeared on SiriusXM’s The Karen Hunter Show, late February and said that “racist white liberals” support Sanders and that he has done “nothing for intersectionality.”
He went further, attacking the women of color who work for Sanders, telling Hunter that he doesn’t “ care how many people from the island of misfit black girls you throw out there to defend you.”
That brought an immediate response from Sanders’ national press secretary Briahna Joy Gray, who tweeted, “I hope we can have political disputes without engaging in open racism and sexism. This misogynoir is disappointing, but not surprising from @DrJasonJohnson.”
In addition to Johnson, MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews has also been extremely critical of Sanders and was forced to issue an on-air apology after comparing Sanders’ victory in Nevada to the rise of the Nazis.
An important moment where Chris Matthews apologizes for comparing Bernie’s win in Nevada to Nazi’s storming France.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) February 25, 2020
Both Johnson and Matthews are concerned that if Sanders wins the Democratic nomination for president that his far-left positions will guarantee President Donald Trump’s reelection in November.