Catching the moonbats in their hypocrisy is always fun. The latest example comes to us from Senator Bernie Sanders, the climate change warrior, who is so concerned about anthropological global warming that he took private flights to and from stump speeches prior to the 2018 Midterm elections to the tine of $300,000.
Sanders’ 2018 campaign committee issued an Oct. 10 payment of $297,685 to New York-based Apollo Jets, a charter jet company used by retired sports stars Derek Jeter and Shaquille O’Neal, according to federal campaign reports obtained by VTDigger.org, a watchdog news site in Vermont.
“This expense was for transportation for the senator’s nine-day, nine-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.
“This cost covered the entirety of the tour from Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Carolina, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, California, and back to Vermont,” Jones continued. “The senator participated in 25 events.”
And apparently was a way to also feel out the battleground states for a possible presidential run in 2020. Sure, why not kill two birds with the same line item expense.
Jones said the charter jets were necessary so Sanders could campaign for candidates and get back to Vermont to join the state Democratic Party’s campaign efforts.
The Sanders campaign purchased nearly $5,000 in carbon offsets to balance out the emissions produced from the travel. A carbon offset is a reduction in emissions to compensate for emissions elsewhere.
Sanders has been vocal about the need to curb the effects of climate change, calling it the “single greatest threat facing our planet.”
And jet exhaust is supposedly one of the most egregious pollutants, which is what makes this story such a target-rich environment.
You can’t make up such hypocrisy and expect no one to notice, Bernie.