According to the sourcelink, Bernie Sanders is a raging hypocrite.
I mean, I guess that’s not really news, but SPECIFICALLY he’s a hypocrite TODAY because his campaign spent around 300 grand in ONE FREAKING MONTH for him to fly around on a private jet. His campaign spokesperson, Arianna Jones, said, “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. This cost covered the entirety of the tour from Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Carolina, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, California, and back to Vermont.”
Sooo, that doesn’t sound like a denial. It sounds like a big fat excuse. And it’s an excuse for Bernie to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants, regardless of what he’s telling everyone else to do.
If you needed another reminder about why politicians suck, this should do it.
Keep in mind, Bernie is REALLY REALLY REALLY CONCERNED about climate change. Kinda how Leo DiCaprio is concerned about it, and also takes private jets all over the place to tell peasants like us how scary climate change is and how we should all do our part to combat it.
Climate change is the single greatest threat facing our planet. On Nov 6th, we must show up at the polls from coast to coast and stand with candidates who are willing and ready to accelerate our transition to clean energy, and finally put people before the profits of polluters.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 18, 2018
You wanna hear the best part? Bernie’s spokesperson also said that his use of the private jet was totes cool because, “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.”
People still buy into this carbon offset nonsense. So essentially, if you’re an anti-capitalist millionaire with 3 homes, you can fly around on private jets and rail against corporate greed and climate change, and then write a check to a greedy carbon offset company who’s scamming you into thinking your check will actually OFFSET YOUR PRIVATE JET USE.
You want to see crony capitalism? THAT IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. Bernie paid around 5k to NativeEnergy to offset his private jet use. I’m sure that totally helped.
Even better? The VERY SAME DAY that Bernie’s campaign paid the bill to the private jet company, Bernie called climate change a “planetary crisis.”
You literally can’t make this sh*t up.