Climate Change Warrior Bernie Sanders Spent $297,000 on Private Jets in October

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), an advocate for climate change regulations, spent $297,000 on private jet travel in October.

Sanders traveled across the U.S. in an effort to boost Democrats running for office in the midterm elections.

The Daily Mail reports:

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders racked up nearly $300,000 on airfare in October as he flew around the country in the final weeks of the campaign.

His spending on private jet travel took him to nine states to boost Democrats in the elections, although some of his efforts took him to key presidential primary states.

Despite his personal preference of private jet travel, Sanders is making climate change a key issue as he prepares for a possible run for president in 2020.

Salon reports:

The Vermont Senator opened up the discussion by saying, “Tonight we are dealing with what the scientific community tells us is the greatest crisis facing our planet and facing humanity – and that is climate change.”

The event hosted by Sanders, who has long been an advocate for climate change, signals what could become a focal issue of a possible 2020 platform. In fact, the Associated Press reported that some gathered at the Sanders Institute over the weekend “spoke openly about a 2020 White House bid as if it was almost a foregone conclusion.”

Consistent with pursuing climate change as a campaign issue, Sanders criticized coal-generated electricity.

Attacks fossil fuel energy.

And made a general call to address climate change.

Sanders’ “do as I say, not as I do” attitude highlights his hypocrisy over his climate change demands that don’t apply to him.