Bernie Sanders promises to offset CO2 from his private jet flights

By Tim Pearce

Sen. Bernie Sanders pledged to offset carbon emissions from his 2020 presidential campaign travel by donating contributions to renewable energy projects.

“Bernie Sanders is a champion in the fight for climate justice and, like him, we know we need to address our emissions through action, not just rhetoric,” Sanders’s campaign manager Faiz Shakir told HuffPost in a statement Thursday. “We are proud to lead the way in the fight against climate change by acting boldly to move our energy system away from fossil fuels and towards sustainable energy sources.”

The pledge follows a March 15 announcement that Sanders’s campaign would be the first presidential campaign to unionize under organized labor.

Sanders has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to travel across the country on private jets during past campaigns. During his 2018 Senate re-election campaign, the Vermont senator spent roughly $300,000 on private jets alone. After losing the 2016 presidential primary to Hillary Clinton, Sanders spent about $100,000 from Clinton’s campaign funds on private jet travel to stump for the Democratic nominee.

Sanders is touting his progressive bona fides in an increasingly crowded Democratic primary field. Sanders is making early attempts to lock up his base against fellow Democrats who are increasingly showing favor to progressive positions.

Democratic presidential candidates Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand have all expressed openness to packing the Supreme Court with liberal justices to influence decisions.

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21 thoughts on “Bernie Sanders promises to offset CO2 from his private jet flights

  1. No new CO2 will be produced by flying his private jet around the country…sure. believe that if you must. Buy indulgences if you can afford them. What a Fat Cat Hypocrite!

  2. Big mouth Bernie doesn’t mind spending donated money on tax credits since it isn’t his money. It’s the money from the mindless flock that follows him. What fools.

    • The Burnmeister as a Communist has always been Anti Constitution/Anti 2 nd.,he wasn’t willing to go on the record as such.

      I fail to fathom why Vermont’s gun rights organizations will/do not criticize him for the Anti Constitutionalism/Anti American he is,why is he sacrosanct

      If one remembers back to Peter RINO,gun owners,hunters bear some responsibility for where we find ourselves today with the Burnmeister.

      • You are absolutely correct, it was the sportsmen who put Bernum over the top. The thinking was in 2 years, we will throw him out. Of course that never happened because the Establishment R’s were so content with Smith, they could not bring themselves to do anything.There were two parts to the R party even back then. Division quite often means loss. We still have not learned from that, just look at our current governor’s office.

  3. I can and would donate a bike to the Bern (Burn) so he can peddle his butt and save the Earth. Wonder if I could get a tax deduction?

    After all the Clinton’s donated their used underwear while in AR and got a tax deduction.

    Hey every person for themselves, develop positive strategies. Learn from the BURN.

  4. How about making a donation without the associated pollution. That would make a lot more sense.

    Also, I understand that Sanders is supporting the new “green deal” under which there will be no airplanes ???

  5. So is that the way it works Bernie? You can offset your massive carbon footprint by making a donation? Why don’t you try paying off your $400K debt to law enforcement from 2016 and get rid of that footprint?

    • Bernie’s pulling a Socialist “two-fer” on this one. He flew around the country on someone else’s money, then he’s going to take somebody else’s money and donate it. People must be proud to donate to this ponzi scheme.

  6. Contributions?????????? The smart folks will laugh. He’s using somebody else’s money rather than his own. He’s a fraud!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. My question is; WHY is anyone taking this useless turd serious? Comrade Bernie’s entire claim to fame has been THREE (3) pieces of legislation to rename Post Office buildings. He has done nothing for Vermont except to take up space and collect his taxpayers salary since taking office. Bernie has yet to fulfill a SINGLE promise, but the “kiddies” and mindless masses still follow him?? Two words comes to mind when describing Bernie: HYPOCRITE and CONMAN. #802VTALLIANCE

  8. Bernie was a poor boy from Brooklyn, came to Burlington to be a hippie and smoke pot, became major, and celebrates his wedding in the USSR, sitting around a table with about 20 Russians, etc., in his underwear.
    Now he has three houses, and a foundation that pays all his expenses, including private jet travel.
    All his speech money ends up in the foundation so he does not have to pay taxes, like you and I.
    Now the foundation is also going to pay for the CO2 crédits he buys.

    He learned that from Al Gore who lives in a large, inherited, energy hog mansion.
    Al Gore also buys CO2 credits for the mansion, and for his private jet travel, already for decades.
    The Clintons do the same.

  9. I don’t believe that should be the correct way to promote agenda. Paying for
    polluting isn’t as effective a message as Going without. I suggest burnee and
    company ride the demonrat jackasses across the country to promote
    teh no energy is clean energy policy.

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