An unknown individual unfurled a Nazi flag bearing a swastika at an Arizona rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday night.
With the 2020 Democratic field narrowed to Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden, the Vermont senator could become the nation’s first Jewish president.
“It is horrific, it is beyond disgusting, to see that in the United States of America, there are people who would show the emblem of Hitler and Nazism,” Sanders said on Friday.
One rallygoer told BuzzFeed News that the unidentified man also shouted “Heil Hitler” and performed the Nazi salute as Sanders spoke.
Video of the incident was shared on social media Thursday night, with users reacting in horror to the hateful symbol.
An unidentified man disrupted a Bernie Sanders rally in Phoenix, Arizona by waving a large Nazi flag from the upper stands as the politician who could potentially become the nation’s first Jewish president spoke to thousands of supporters on Thursday night.
Video taken by a Snapchat user showed an individual in a white shirt unfurling the flag behind Sanders.
The hateful symbol appeared at a time when the United States has grappled with a resurgence of anti-Semitic violence, such as the 2018 synagogue shooting that killed 11 Jewish worshippers in Pittsburgh.