During the 2016 election, whenever Bernie Sanders spoke to a crowd he would brag about the massive amount of money he was able to raise from small donations. Where did it all go? How can his campaign possibly have such a large debt?
The Daily Caller reports:
Guess How Much Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Is In Debt
Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign currently owes a disputed $450,000 to the various municipalities the Vermont lawmaker visited throughout the race.
Sanders’ campaign has reportedly failed to make good on hundreds of thousands of dollars in event security costs owed to dozens of cities and their police departments.
Sanders has failed to pay the multiple outstanding security bills despite retaining roughly $5 million in leftover cash from the campaign.
While Sanders’ campaign racked up debt all across the country in Arizona, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin, much of the outstanding debt is owed to localities in California. Sanders has visited the state often in search of a sympathetic audience to rally around his single payer health care push.
Bernie Sanders' campaign still owes (a disputed) $450k to cities where he campaigned. Clinton and Trump, OTOH, have settled all 2016 debts pic.twitter.com/Z5ClnE6BuG
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) September 12, 2017
This is the guy who’s telling us that we can afford universal healthcare? Maybe he should get his own financial house in order before lecturing the rest of us about what we can afford.