Senator Bernie Sanders, a frequent critic of the fossil fuel industry, has faced some heat this week for his use of private jets during the 2016 Clinton campaign.
Ex-Clinton staffer, Zac Petkanas, told Politico, “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.”
And the drama continues….
Michael Briggs, who was Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign spokesman, responded by calling Clinton and her staff “total ingrates.” Briggs told Politico, “You can see why she’s one of the most disliked politicians in America. She’s not nice. Her people are not nice,” he said. “[Sanders] busted his tail to fly all over the country to talk about why it made sense to elect Hillary Clinton and the thanks that [we] get is this kind of petty stupid sniping a couple years after the fact.” He continued by saying, “It doesn’t make me feel good to feel this way but they’re some of the biggest assholes in American politics.”
During Monday night’s CNN town hall, hosted by Wolf Blitzer, Sanders was not asked about his frequent travels in private jets. It was one of the biggest stories of the day, and no one at the town hall, including Blitzer, asked him to explain his actions.
It sure is good to be a Democrat.
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