Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was poorly treated by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party. Leaked emails from Wikileaks have proven the primary campaign was rigged against him.
Throughout the campaign, Sanders attacked the “1 percent” and promised to tax the wealthy, while paying for universal healthcare and free college tuition for all.
But as part of the negotiations with Hillary Clinton, he demanded to be flown in a private jet. Now, if that wasn’t embarrassing enough, Sanders and his wife just bought a Summer home worth at least $600,000!
I wonder what Sanders’ grassroots activists think about this?
The Burlington resident last week plopped down nearly $600,000 on a camp in North Hero.
Sanders’ new waterfront crib has four bedrooms and 500 feet of Lake Champlain beachfront on the east side of the island — facing Vermont, not New York. The Bern will keep his home in Burlington and use the new camp seasonally.
“We’ve traveled up to the islands many times over the years — almost always on day trips,” Sanders’ wife, Jane O’Meara Sanders, told Seven Days in a written statement. “We’ve been impressed with the North Hero community, eaten at the North Hero House and Shore Acres and have suggested them to friends who were looking for a beautiful place to stay or have dinner. St. Anne’s Shrine in Isle La Motte is my favorite church and it is nearby.”
Last Tuesday, the day of the closing, a relaxed-looking Bernie Sanders posed for a photo at Hero’s Welcome General Store on Route 2. The store, a bit south of his new abode, serves a sandwich called “Feel the Bun” in the senator’s honor. The $6.99 deli delight consists of a “HUGE” homemade roll, sliced turkey, fresh apple chutney, hot pepper relish, lettuce, tomato and provolone cheese.
How many of the struggling Americans who supported Sanders’ campaign could afford a $600,000 house? This is the third property the Sanders also own, in addition to a row house on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and a house in Burlington, VT.
It’s as if Sanders doesn’t really believe in what he’s spent a lifetime preaching. Or, with Sanders reporting more than $70,000 in credit card debt in 2015, perhaps Hillary Clinton was able to buy him off?