Proving once again that he is truly his own man and marches to no set definition of partisanship or ideology, politically incorrect podcast host Joe Rogan threw his support behind socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for the 2020 presidential nomination, praising him for being “insanely consistent his entire life.”
“Him as a human being, when I was hanging out with him, I believe in him, I like him, I like him a lot,” Rogan told New York Times columnist Bari Weiss on his podcast Thursday, as reported by The Hill. “Look, you could dig up dirt on every single human being that’s ever existed if you catch them in their worst moment and you magnify those moments and you cut out everything else and you only display those moments.”
“I think I'll probably vote for Bernie... He’s been insanely consistent his entire life. He’s basically been saying the same thing, been for the same thing his whole life. And that in and of itself is a very powerful structure to operate from.” -Joe Rogan pic.twitter.com/fuQP0KwGGI— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 23, 2020
“Joe Rogan is a transphobic bigot who shills for quackery and cuddles up to dangerous racists. Appearing on his show is bad but understandable. Publicizing his endorsement is indefensible,” tweeted Mikey Franklin.
“Joe Rogan regularly gives a platform to hateful people like Milo Yiannopoulos, Alex Jones, James Damore and Steven Crowder. He mainstreams sexist, racist, homophobic and transphobic rhetoric + people. His endorsement of Bernie is an embarrassment, not a point of pride,” tweeted Ella Dawson. “Many of the people Joe Rogan has had on his show have launched violent harassment campaigns against women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community. I’m one of them. I wrote about my experience as a target back in 2016, when they were attacking Clinton.”