Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt), 77, is a self-identified socialist who, paradoxically, is a millionaire with three homes.
One of the three homes is a lakefront summer home in North Hero, Vermont, which Sanders purchased for $600,000 just five days after the 2016 Democratic National Convention, in which he sold out his idealistic millennial supporters by enthusiastically endorsing his rival, one-percenter Hillary Clinton, who had used the Democratic National Committee to undermine his presidential campaign. The Democratic National Convention even called a SWAT team on Sanders’ delegates.
On February 19, 2019, Sanders declared his candidacy for the 2020 presidential election, pledging to run a campaign focused on “transforming” the U.S. and “creating a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice.” Shedding his political identity as an “Independent” as readily as a snake sheds its skin, Sanders will, once again, run as a Democrat, as he did in 2016.
3½ hours after announcing his candidacy, Sanders raised over $1 million from small donations. Within a week of his announcement, Sanders had raised $10 million from 359,914 donors, including:
- About 12,000 registered Republican donors.
- 39% of the donations came from people who did not donate to Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign.
Consistent with his fellow Demonrats, Bernie Sanders is utterly lawless.
Joseph Simonson reports for the Washington Examiner that on February 27, 2019, Sanders’ campaign announced the hiring of an illegal alien — Bélen Sisa, 25 — as its deputy national press secretary who, being an “undocumented immigrant,” likely won’t be eligible to vote in the 2020 election.
Sisa, an Arizona leftist activist, admits she was brought to the United States illegally from Argentina by her parents at age six. She is currently protected from deportation under Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
That would explain her political activism despite her illegal status:
- In 2016, she worked as a page to the Arizona delegation at the Democratic National Convention and in Latino outreach for Sanders’ 2016 campaign.
- She was arrested at least twice for protests:
- In 2017 when Sisa was a college senior, she was arrested for a protest outside the Senate Hart Office Building.
- A few weeks later, she was jailed for her role in a sit-in outside of the office of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). While in jail, Sisa told reporters that she organized a “prison strike.” Both protests were over immigration reform and a demand that Congress pass the DREAM Act — a bill that would permanently legalize children like Sisa who were brought into the U.S. illegally. Calling her daugher “so brave,” Sisa’s mother, Isabel O’Neal, said: “DACA is expiring every day. Hers is going to expire in one year and what are we going to do with all of these youth? Congress has to pass the DREAM Act.”
In a Facebook post, Sisa wrote about being selected as the deputy press secretary for Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign:
“This is really emotional for me. I can’t help but think of 18-year-old Belén, who felt hopeless and powerless to the anti-immigrant attacks and policies that were holding her back from her dreams. I can’t help but think of the generations of sacrifice my family has had to do for me to get here. Never in our wildest dreams did we think I’d be making moves like these.”
H/t Big Lug
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