Sen. Bernie Sanders’ comments on race relations during Sunday night’s CNN Democratic presidential debate set off a firestorm of consternating social media posts, but a former U.S. congressman decided to do more than just post an angry tweet — he’s seeking to get the White House involved.
Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh created a WhiteHouse.gov petition Monday that calls for ending institutional racism, starting with Sanders.
“We are petitioning the Obama administration to seize the entirety of white man Bernie Sanders’ wealth,” the petition states. “This way he’ll know what it’s like to be black. He should have no issue with this because, as a socialist, he believes it’s not his money anyways.”
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