Democratic Socialist Lives Like Kings While Warning About Climate Change

  • 2018-12-05
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Democratic Socialist Lives Like Kings While Warning About Climate Change
By Lorie Shaull - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52064813
Sen. Bernie Sanders' re-election campaign shelled out big bucks for the climate change warrior to fly around the country in a private jet. (The Daily Caller)
 

The Sanders campaign, which is funded primarily by small-dollar donors, paid Apollo Jets $297,685.50 on Oct. 10, FEC records reveal. The payment was marked for “transportation.”

“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,” campaign spokeswoman Arianna Jones told local website VtDigger.com, which first reported on the jet expenses.

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Sanders’s private jet use comes despite the senator’s hard-line stance on climate change, which he has consistently called “the single greatest threat facing our planet.”

 

Because flying generates significantly more greenhouse gases than driving, climate hawks generally advocate against taking unnecessary flights.


Ironically, the same day his campaign paid off the private jet company, Sanders excoriated the fossil fuel industry.
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