During Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that the country’s best-known socialist, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), is “a millionaire with three houses.”
“What a wonderful county we have. The best-known socialist in the country happens to be a millionaire with three houses. What’d I miss here?” Bloomberg said on the debate stage.
Bloomberg’s claim that Sanders owns three houses is true. As Breitbart news reported, “Sanders owns three different homes— including one $575,000 four-bedroom lakefront house in the Champlain Islands in Vermont, a Washington, DC, row house in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, and a residence in Burlington, Vermont, the Vermont outlet Seven Days reported in 2016.”
Bloomberg’s claim points out Sanders’ hypocrisy for his constant criticisms of the rich. Before millionaire Senator Bernie Sanders became a millionaire, he harshly criticized U.S. senators that were millionaires. According to The Bennington Banner, a local Vermont newspaper, in December 1971 Bernie Sanders called it “immoral” for a senator to be a millionaire.
The Bennington Banner wrote: “Liberty Union candidate Bernard Sanders says it’s a national disgrace that half the members of the U.S. Senate are millionaires. Sanders, who is running for a U.S. Senate seat from Vermont, said it seems “immoral” to him that millionaires represent the people of their states.”