Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign spent nearly $40,000 on private plane travel last quarter; jetting around the country while slamming the “devastating” impacts of climate change and hypocritically calling for higher carbon and emission taxes.
According to Fox News, Friends of Bernie Sanders spent $37,567 to rent private charter planes during the third quarter of 2017; using the luxury jets to fly across the country and deliver speeches calling for higher taxes and warning of the impacts of global warming.
Official documents show the campaign renting the private aircraft from Apollo Jets, an aviation company that offers luxury planes that could potentially accommodate upwards of 500 people or “plush business class chairs for 50 or more.”
“The scientific community is clear: Global warming is real and it is caused by human activity. In terms of droughts, heat waves, floods, forest fires, disease, rising sea levels and extreme weather disturbances, global warming is already causing devastating problems,” wrote Sanders in an op-ed published by the Huffington Post in 2014.
“A carbon tax must be a central part of our strategy for dramatically reducing carbon pollution,” he added.