Far-left Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders often touts himself as an opponent of the “fossil fuel industry,” but he’s actually one of its biggest customers.
While Sanders wants to hit normal Americans with even more crippling taxes on the energy we use, he’s living a comfortable life of luxury in private jets.
While campaigning for himself and various Democrats for the November midterm elections, the senator spent nearly $300,000 with Apollo Jets, a private jet service, according to VTDigger, a Vermont watchdog news site.
Sanders used the private jet service to make stops in Iowa, Nevada, South Carolina and California. The entire trip lasted only nine days.
“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 Arianna Jones, senior communications adviser for Friends of Bernie Sanders.
Sanders is a walking contradiction. Imagine a 77-year-old socialist riding around in private jets asking hard-working Americans to make sacrifices.
Trying to set the record for being the biggest polluter in Vermont, Bernie Sanders spent a fortune on private jets. Nobody loves money more than these Socialists: https://t.co/xm4ykG1ae5
— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) December 6, 2018
If the senator really sympathized with everyday Americans, he’d sit in uncomfortable commercial airline seats with the rest of us. But even first-class seats aren’t sufficient for Sanders. He needs a private jet.
Fossil fuel companies are more than happy to hear that Sanders spent $300,000 on private jets.
In October, Sanders declared, “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.”
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. https://t.co/661WsIZJYt
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 10, 2018
This isn’t the only time Sanders’ lined the pockets of fossil fuel companies while denouncing them.
Sanders spent $5.2 million on private jets during the 2016 presidential election, according to VTDigger. In 2017, he paid Apollo Jets $37,568.
Not only is Sanders funding the fossil fuel industry with his private jet expenses, but he also seems to be contributing more to “climate change” than most Americans.
The aviation industry accounts for 11 percent of all transportation-related emissions in the United States, according to The New York Times.
Bernie wants other Americans to pay the price for his “climate change” contributions. The unpredictability of sustainable energy sources like those pushed by Sanders has contributed to the rise of electricity prices.
It’s not a big deal for someone like Sanders when electricity prices go up, but it’s hard on the working-class Americans for whom Sanders pretends to be a champion.
Sanders is a hypocrite. He wants you to make sacrifices while he travels across the country in a private jet.
Truth and Accuracy
We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.