Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders doesn’t plan on letting his job get in the way of his master plan to socialize America as the 46th President of the United States.
Bernie Sanders is trying to save his campaign for president by using a private jet to travel during impeachment.
This is the same guy who says the only way to save the planet is to take away all oil and natural gas jobs from American workers.
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He wants to save the middle class from the greedy oligarchs conspiring with the political elite – the same scoundrels refusing to take the drastic measures necessary to combat climate changes that will wipe out the planet in a decade.
That’s why Sanders and his presidential campaign will be chartering private jets from Washington, D.C. to Iowa in the lead-up to the February 3 caucuses, a luxury funded by the middle class donors who gave Sanders more than $73 million in 2019.
According to the New York Post:
Sanders should have more than enough dough to afford the luxurious method of transportation – he raised $34.5 million in the final quarter of 2019 and brought in $96 million over the course of the entire year.
Despite this, his campaign has declined to comment to multiple news outlets, including The Post, about his jet use.
“People close to the campaign” told The Washington Examiner it’s bad optics for a left-wing populist to jet set with the billionaire class, so the official position is “no comment.”
The Examiner nonetheless confirmed that Sanders will be flying a private jet to campaign in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday, after the Senate trial concludes for the day.
Sanders previously revealed his planned use of a private jet in an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in early January, when he suggested the other presidential candidates in the Senate – Amy Klobuchar, Michael Bennet, and Elizabeth Warren – ride along and chip in on the expense.
“Word is, we have heard reports – I’d like to find out if you can confirm these – that in order to sit for the Senate trial and campaign in Iowa, you’re going to be using private jets at night,” Colbert said.
“Well, probably one jet,” Sanders said.
“Multiple rides in a private jet,” Colbert clarified.
“Yes, yes,” Sanders said.
“Are you going to give rides to the other candidates who are in the Senate?” the host pressed.
“Actually, we have used jets previously and that was an idea we thought of,” Sanders said. “Those are expensive, so we thought we would all chip in and ride together.”
“It’s not a bad idea,” he said. “Maybe we could all chip in, get one plane, and come back.”
Sanders campaign adviser Jeff Weaver also defended the private jet-setting to NBC News.
“They’re not going to be meeting at night (for the trial), so we can obviously fly from D.C. to states and hold events in the evening and fly back, you know, so he can be back in the morning to do his work in the Senate,” Weaver said.
“He’s an energetic candidate,” he said. “He has a very vigorous schedule, and, you know, he can do that.”
The lifestyle of the rich and famous is nothing new for Sanders, who reportedly racked up at least $342,000 on private jet travel in the two years following the 2016 election, according to Politico.
Two former aides for Hillary Clinton told the news site that total is on top of more than $100,000 in private jet flights, typically in a massive Gulfstream, the Vermont Senator racked up while campaigning for the Clinton-Kaine ticket in 2016.
“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 spokesman Zac Petkanas told Politico last year.