Nina Turner, the Democratic front-runner for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge’s former Ohio congressional seat, has close ties to a radical activist who has said police “represent the enemy.”
Far-left activist Phillip Agnew worked alongside Turner as a campaign surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ failed presidential campaign in 2019 and 2020.
DEM FRONTRUNNER IN OHIO SPECIAL ELECTION HAS CLOSE TIES TO CONTROVERSIAL ACTIVIST LINDA SARSOUR
The two traveled together to several Sanders campaign stops between June and September 2019, including Miami, Charleston, S.C., and Greensboro, N.C., and attended a rally together for Sanders in March 2020.
Turner, who served as the national co-chair of Sanders’ campaign, has also called Agnew her “friend” multiple times online, even referring to Agnew as a “thought leader” in a July 2020 tweet. Agnew has described Turner as a person who “animates people with the conviction of an impassioned leader with unmatched acuity.”
Turner published a video of her and Agnew dancing at an NAACP dinner, had Agnew on her radio show, and hosted a “Justice Town Hall” with the activist in December 2020.
Agnew has posted anti-cop rhetoric on social media in the past, tweeting, “f—… the police” multiple times, and gave an interview with the Afrikan Black Coalition in January 2021, where he said he was “FTP [f— the police] all day.”
“I don’t got no love for no police officer ever in my life,” Agnew said. “I don’t care. I don’t love, I don’t like none o
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