It comes as no surprise that self-described socialist Bernie Sanders hangs out with high-rolling rich people. Never in the history of civilization has a major communist or socialist leader actually practiced the life of frugality they want to force on the rest of us.
As reported by the reliably left-of-left MSNBC, Bernie Sanders "has been a regular presence at luxurious Democratic fundraising retreats, according to more than a half-dozen lobbyists, donors and former Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee staff members with whom he attended the events. Sanders most recently appeared at one last July, shortly after he announced his presidential run."
Sanders has long boasted that his campaign has been funded by individual small donations rather than from wealthy people, but this report can easily lay that to rest.
"Sanders had attended the DSCC’s summer donor retreats on Martha’s Vineyard," reports MSNBC, "and Hillary Clinton said Sanders took Wall Street cash 'not directly, but through the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.'"
The Sanders campaign has called the report “disturbing,” “dishonest” and “beyond preposterous,” defending his attendance at the DSCC, saying they also receive small donations and are not funded just by Wall Street.