Throwback Thursday: Jay Chen, Proud Bernie Sanders Delegate

Just like Confucius Institutes, Chen now hides longstanding support of Sanders 

Bernie Sanders is on his way to Southern California. 

One person who likely won’t be there in person but will be rooting for him behind the scenes is his former delegate, Jay Chen.  

In 2016, Jay Chen was a proud Bernie Sanders presidential delegate. Chen was so proud he put it on his old campaign web site: “I became a delegate for Bernie Sanders in 2016 because I believed in his vision of a single-payer national health care program.”

Voters today will have to search high and low to find that statement because after the Steel campaign highlighted it in January, Chen deleted his old web site. 

Sounds familiar. 

Just like his support for Bernie, Chen has spent the last 8 months trying to hide, deny and obfuscate his support for Chinese Communist Party-backed Confucius Institutes.  

According to Chen, it’s racist to point out his support for the Beijing-sponsored propaganda, even though the U.S. Senate voted unanimously to condemn these programs and the State Department has labeled them as a foreign mission of the CCP.  

He can try to run and hide from his support for Confucius Institutes, but he can’t hide from his support of socialism. 

Lucky for voters, Chen can’t delete the entire Internet. 

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