A senior insider with Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 presidential bid shed new light on the relationship between her campaign and Sen. Bernie Sanders this week; saying the Vermont socialist demanded private jets while stumping for the former Secretary of State.
“I’m not shocked that while thousands of volunteers braved the heat and cold to knock on doors until their fingers bled in a desperate effort to stop Donald Trump, his Royal Majesty King Bernie Sanders would only deign to leave his plush D.C. office or his brand new second home on the lake if he was flown around on a cushy private jet like a billionaire master of the universe,” former Clinton campaign rapid response director Zac Petkanas told Politico.
“We would try to fight it as much as possible because of cost and availability of planes, but they would request [a jet] every time,” another staffer told Politico. “We would always try to push for commercial. … At the campaign, you’re constantly trying to save like 25 cents.”
“In the two years following the presidential election, Sanders continued his frequent private jet travel, spending at least $342,000 on the flights,” adds Politico.
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BUSTED: Bernie Claims he Purchased ‘CARBON OFFSETS’ to ‘Balance' Use of Private Jet
Bernie Sanders’ campaign publicly responded to a recent report that showed the Vermont Senator had spent $300,000 in private jet travel in October alone; saying they purchased “carbon offsets” to help “balance out the emissions.”
“This expense was for transportation for the senator’s 9-day, 9-state tour to support Democratic candidates up and down the ballot ahead of Election Day,” said campaign spokesperson Arianna Jones.
“The campaign purchased carbon offsets from NativeEnergy to support renewable energy projects and invest in carbon reduction projects to balance out the emissions produced on the trip,” Jones told the Daily Caller.
According to the DC, the same day Sanders’ campaign paid for the private travel he called climate change a “planetary crisis.”
“Climate change is a planetary crisis. Our task is clear. We must take on the fossil fuel industry that’s largely responsible for global emissions and accelerate our transition toward energy efficiency and sustainable energy sources,” Sanders said October 10th.
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CASH TO BERN: Sanders Spends $40k on Private Jets in Just 3 Months
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.