WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate who advocates for action on climate change, was questioned on Wednesday about his private jet flights.
According to a recent Politico report, Sanders, who supports passing a Green New Deal, has spent more than $342,000 on private jet travel since 2016. According to the report, the Clinton-Kaine campaign spent about $100,000 on private jet trips for Sanders at his request during the 2016 presidential campaign.
“Sanders repeatedly requested and received the use of a carbon-spewing private jet for himself and his traveling staff when he served as a surrogate campaigner for Hillary Clinton,” the Politico report read.
Addressing criticism of the Green New Deal proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Sanders recently said, “You cannot go too far on the issue of climate change.”