Bernie Sanders Home: Senator Corrupted Campaign Funds For $600K Summer House?
Did Sen. Bernie Sanders corrupt campaign funds to buy a luxurious summer house?Advertisement
This seems to be the question that many Americans would like to be answered after a comment on social media has suggested that he might have used the campaign donations to get himself and his wife Jane O’Meara Sanders a $600,000 home.
What could have been the basis of this allegation?
“When you find out Bernie Sanders just used your $27 donations to buy himself a new summer home,” a certain I, Hoebot posted on Twitter, according to Snopes.
It can be noted that the public official’s net worth is only pegged at $528,014. Thus, it came as a surprise for some that he is capable of buying a beachfront summer vacation home in North Hero, Vt.
Amid this accusation, though, it was pointed out that Sen. Bernie Sanders reportedly acquired the highly-controversial four-bedroom property from the proceeds of selling his wife’s vacation home in Maine.
“My family had a lake home in Maine since 1900, but we hadn’t had the time to go there in recent years — especially since my parents passed away,” Jane O’Meara Sanders shared. “We finally let go of it and that enabled us to buy a place in the islands — something I’ve always hoped for.”
Meanwhile, Snopes hinted that he could have saved the campaign donations in the back and might have used them for his “personal gain.” On Monday, Seven Days broke the news about the newly-bought new vacation destination of the Sanders, saying that it is already their third home.
Accordingly, the family will still stay in their Burlington home, and just visit the Lake Champlain summer home from time to time. “We’ve traveled up to the islands many times over the years — almost always on day trips,” Sen. Bernie Sanders’s wife told the publication.