Bernie Sanders spent $1.2 million on private jet travel in 4th quarter, more than any other 2020 Dem

by Bryan Brammer · Feb 3rd, 2020 11:41 am

Last Updated Feb 3rd, 2020 at 12:56 pm

The Bernie Sanders campaign spent nearly $1.2 million on private jet travel during the fourth quarter of 2019 alone, outspending fellow Democratic primary candidates, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

Sanders, an advocate for the Green New Deal, amassed exactly $1,199,579 in travel expenses to fly on his private jet to and from political events.

Sanders' lucrative spending on private air travel seemingly contradicts his initiative to reduce carbon emissions by relying less on the use of fossil fuels for transportation.

The Sanders campaign claims it compensates for its use of private jet travel through carbon offsets, funds donated to environmental groups that focus on reducing carbon emissions.

His campaign spent a little more than $9,000 on carbon offsets during the first three quarters of 2019.