Jet-set­ting Bernie blown out on cli­mate

Trips be­lie green cred

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For a Demo­crat so­cial­ist who rails against a cap­i­tal­ist sys­tem, Bernie San­ders sure is liv­ing the life of the rich and fa­mous.

In fact, a bomb­shell fed­eral cam­paign ex­pen­di­ture re­port re­leased by a Ver­mont watch­dog group has ex­posed San­ders for what he re­ally is — a fraud.

Turns out the cli­mate alarmist — who never misses an op­por­tu­nity to at­tack the GOP and the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion for not do­ing enough to curb the ef­fects of cli­mate change — blew $300,000 in one month alone tak­ing pri­vate jets used by fa­mous celebs like Shaquille O’Neal and Derek Jeter while vis­it­ing nine bat­tle­ground states prior to the midterm elec­tions. A se­nior cam­paign of­fi­cial from Friends of Bernie San­ders ex­plained, “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.”

As if that some­how jus­ti­fies it.

In fact, the same day “So­cial­ist” San­ders was blow­ing out the ozone on pri­vate gas-guz­zling jets, he tweeted this mis­sive: “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.”

Can any­one spell H-Y-PO-C-R-I-T-E?

This is a guy who’s never missed a beat go­ing after the fos­sil fuel in­dus­try — and voted against the Key­stone XL Pipe­line — while preach­ing to the Amer­i­can peo­ple that the “sin­gle great­est threat fac­ing our planet” is cli­mate change.

Now we learn that the po­ten­tial 2020 pres­i­den­tial con­tender is blow­ing out car­bon emis­sions and en­joy­ing lux­ury travel in a man­ner only John “Yacht” Kerry can ap­pre­ci­ate.

Bot­tom line: Lib­eral elites make the “rules” — they just don’t live by them.

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FU­EL­ING CON­TRO­VERSY: Ver­mont U.S. Sen. Bernie San­ders racked up $300,000 in pri­vate jet travel in a month ahead of the midterm elec­tions.

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