Like a True Socialist Bernie Sanders Caught Lying About Paying for Carbon Offsets
The Socialist Bernie Sanders campaign says it buys up enough carbon offsets to pay for its environmental impact of private jet use.
Rich Democrats play this game where they pay for tree plantings to make up for their extravagant lifestyle.
They want you to suffer while they live high on the hog.
But the Bernie Camp was lying.
Bernie spent $1,199,579 on private jet use last quarter and paid for just $23,200 in carbon offsets.
The Bernie Sanders campaign spent just under $1.2 million on private jet travel last quarter, outpacing the entire 2020 Democratic presidential primary field.
The most recent filing from Sanders reveals $1,199,579 in spending during the final three months of 2019 to Apollo Jets, LLC, a “luxury private jet charter service.” The campaign spent an additional $23,941 for transportation to Virginia-based Advanced Aviation Team.
The candidate who comes closest to matching Sanders in private jet spending was former vice president Joe Biden, whose campaign spent $1,040,698 to Advanced Aviation Team last quarter.
An analysis of private jet spending in filings from other top candidates found that Elizabeth Warren’s campaign spent $720,518 and Pete Buttigieg’s campaign spent $323,518. Michael Bloomberg, who pumped a whopping $200 million of his personal fortune into his campaign’s opening weeks, spent about $646,000 on private jet travel, about half of what Sanders spent.