Vermont Senator and potential 2020 Democratic nominee Bernie Sanders slammed ‘millionaire Senators’ in a recently unearthed newspaper article; saying wealthy lawmakers representing working-class people is “immoral.”
“On Wednesday, CNN dug up a 1971 issue of the Bennington Banner, a local Vermont newspaper that reported on then-Liberty Union Party Senate candidate Sanders, who declared it was ‘immoral’ that half the U.S. senators at the time were millionaires and insisted that they represented ‘the interests of corporations and big business — their fellow millionaires,’” reports Fox News.
Sanders wealth took center stage on the campaign trail in recent weeks, with the self-described Democratic Socialist confirming he was -in fact- a millionaire following the release of his best-selling book.
“Either they (the candidates) are millionaires to begin with or they get it from the corporations,” said Bernie in 1971.
Read the full report at Fox News.
BUSTED! Bernie Praises SOVIET UNION for Public Transportation, ‘Youth Programs,’ Culture, MORE
Undated Footage of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders appeared online Monday morning; showing the potential 2020 presidential nominee praising the Soviet Union for its public transportation, youth programs, and more.
Bernie Sanders was lucky to be able to get to the Soviet Union in 1988 and praise all its stunning socialist achievements before the entire system and empire collapsed under the weight of its own spectacular failures. pic.twitter.com/bENmwVKi0g
— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) February 25, 2019
“When we were in Moscow, we were extremely impressed by their public transportation system. The stations themselves were absolutely beautiful… It was a very, very effective system,” said Bernie.
“Also, I was impressed by the youth programs that they have. Their Palaces of Culture for the young people, a whole variety of programs for the young people, and cultural programs that go far beyond what we do in this country,” he added.
Watch Sanders praise the USSR above.
FLASHBACK: Bernie Sanders Warns of ‘Existential’ Climate Crisis in 1989, Blames ‘Acid Rain’
Vermont Senator and potential 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders warned the nation of the threats posed by “acid rain” and the “destruction of the o-zone layer” back in 1989, saying the country faced a pressing “existential crisis.”
“Climate change is the existential crisis of our time. Why isn’t this something we talk about on the news every day?” posted Sanders on social media.
Climate change is the existential crisis of our time. Why isn't this something we talk about on the news every day? pic.twitter.com/O8t0Zsa3ZR
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) March 11, 2019
“We face, as all people know, an ecological crisis in our time. Whether it’s acid rain, the destruction of the o-zone layer, the greenhouse effect,” said Sanders.