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Bernie Silent About Private Jets!

January 12, 2019

By Paul Homewood


Another “Do as I say, not as I do” scam merchant!



Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who might run for president in 2020, called climate change our “biggest crisis of all” in a response to President Donald Trump’s border wall speech Tuesday night.

However, Sanders did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s simple question — if climate change is such an urgent threat, would you endorse a ban on private jets?

Sanders, known as a “climate hawk,” has made fighting global warming a central part of his 2016 presidential bid and thrown his weight behind “Green New Deal” legislation championed by Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

“And maybe here’s the biggest crisis of all,” Sanders said in his Tuesday night rebuttal to Trump’s call for border wall funding. “The scientific community has made it very clear in telling us that climate change is real and is causing devastating harm to our country and the entire planet.”

However, his office did not respond to TheDCNF’s inquiry about private jets. TheDCNF asked if Sanders would support a ban on private jets given the high priority he’s given climate change during his tenure. (RELATED: Trump Responds To Gavin Newsom’s New Wildfire Policies With A Threat To Cut Off FEMA Funding)

It might be because Sanders has extensively used private jets for travel while campaigning. For example, The Guardian reported in 2016 Sanders flew a Boeing 737 private jet “out of Des Moines on the night of the Iowa caucus” during the Democratic primary.

More recently, Sanders’s campaign came under fire for spending nearly $300,000 on private jet travel in October 2018 as part of a “9-day, 9-state tour to support Democratic candidates up and down the ballot ahead of Election Day,” a campaign spokeswoman.

Traveling by air is much more carbon-intensive than driving, and flying private results in much more emissions per person than flying commercial. Environmentalists have increasingly focused their campaigning on reducing airline emissions.

  1. Charles Wardrop, permalink
    January 12, 2019 11:01 am

    Donald Trump is right on AGW, and it is high time our politicos repealed the futile Climate Change Acts (2008,9) foolishly endorsed in group think with only 5 MPs con them.
    Instead of more taxes, less futile spending,!

    What is delaying their repealed?

    • January 13, 2019 10:55 am

      The legislation says they can only act on the advice of the Climate Change Committee, which is never going to oppose the IPCC alarmist line.

  2. January 12, 2019 11:04 am

    They are all hypocites (I’m all right Jack).

  3. January 12, 2019 12:09 pm

    Fossil fuelled, fossil denial.

  4. January 12, 2019 12:34 pm

    We are witnessing the difference between a successful businessman, President Donald J. Trump, and the political class.

    As a real estate developer, Trump is focused on the goal/results which is to complete a well planned project. In that world, it is critical to produce the product on time and within budget. Trump is known for finishing ahead of time and under budget. Politicians, on the other hand, never want to accomplish what they promised except as it promotes their next successful election. Ahead of time and under budget is not on their radar. To the political class it is the “process,” while to a businessman such as Trump it is the “results.”

    Although not a political ideologue, Trump, as the successful international businessman, has an instinct for reality, practicality and common sense. Thus, he is a natural conservative. This also confounds the political class.

    A fun and revealing read is about the Wollman Skating Rink in Central Park which NYC had botched for years to the tune of $12 million. I recommend Trump’s own account in “The Art of the Deal” but here is one from the NYT in 1986 with the re-opening of the rink. IT is a window into Trump and his methods. His opposition would do well to read it, but in their arrogance will not (and that is a “good thing”).

  5. John permalink
    January 12, 2019 1:30 pm

    The Gilets Jaunes have been campaigning, they caused Macron to blink

  6. January 12, 2019 3:52 pm

    He should give up with his irresponsible ‘devastating harm’ garbage. The Earth has always had natural disasters and always will.

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