Democratic-Socialist Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders funneled $200,000 in campaign cash to his wife and son’s nonprofit institute.
Sanders, whose anti-capitalist battle cry is the rich ‘pay their fair share,’ has done very well for himself under a capitalist system.
The revelations also raise questions about the nature of the nonprofit.
FOX News reports:
Bernie Sanders funneled $200K in campaign cash to his wife and stepson’s nonprofit institute, records reveal
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders quietly funneled $200,000 from his campaign’s coffers to his wife’s nonprofit institute, which appears to do very little work and pays six figures’ worth of compensation to her son, Fox News Digital has found.
The independent senator’s committee cut two $100,000 checks to the Sanders Institute for reported charitable contributions in January and March, its Federal Election Commission records show. The expenditures are the largest from the Sanders campaign to any entity this election cycle.
The senator’s wife, Jane O’Meara Sanders, and stepson, David Driscoll, co-established the Sanders Institute in 2017 to act as a think tank to promote progressive voices, The Washington Post wrote at its launch…
Just two years after its launch, in 2019, the institute announced it would suspend operations as Sen. Sanders sought the Democratic nomination for president to avoid the “appearance of impropriety” and presumably to take away a line of attack from his rivals over its money.
The institute has since quietly resumed operations while seemingly sidestepping media attention. Its latest publicly available tax forms from 2021 show the nonprofit burnt nearly 40% of its donations on salaries while appearing to conduct minimal work and having very few identifiable accomplishments.
Sanders has some explaining to do.