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EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., traveled first class to meet another Socialist candidate, photos obtained exclusively by Fox News Digital reveal.
Photos show Sanders taking a seat in first class on an American Airlines flight to Pittsburgh for a rally supporting Democratic Pennsylvania State Rep. Summer Lee as she runs for the seat of Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district. the state.
Sanders, in a mask, appears to be seated near the front of the plane in photos obtained by another first-class passenger.
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A spokesperson for Sanders did not respond to Fox News Digital’s requests for comment.
The Vermont senator endorsed Lee for the vacant congressional seat last week and spoke at her rally in Pittsburgh on Thursday alongside Steel City Mayor Ed Gainey.
“We have a working class, a middle class, in this country that is struggling and it is absolutely imperative that we bring (people) into Congress who are willing to stand up and take interest in a powerful special interest and stand up for themselves. fight for working families,” Sanders told the local. Pittsburgh Action News publication 4. “Summer is one of those people who will.”
“I’ve known Summer for a number of years and Summer agrees with me that it’s totally absurd that you have billionaires in this country, some of the richest people paying nothing, not a penny in federal tax on the income,” the millionaire senator continued. “(All) because you have a rigged tax system that favors the rich and big business.”
The Pennsylvania Democrat has openly endorsed several socialist policies — including wealth redistribution — as well as controversial progressive policies like prison abolition.
“Instead of ‘thanking’ black women, black voters and especially black organizers…give us the investments we need and deserve, redistribute wealth, end police brutality, abolish the prison state , commit to building black-led political power….and reparations,” Lee tweeted in November 2020.
Lee has been compared to ‘Squad’ leader representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., for their similar progressive platforms and rises in public office beating long-established members of their governing bodies. respectively in 2018.
Ocasio-Cortez defeated former Rep. Joe Crowley, DN.Y., who many predicted would be a future House speaker before his upset primary surprise, to secure his seat in Congress. Lee also defeated a longtime incumbent in a Democratic primary, ending State Representative Paul Costa’s two-decade career in the state legislature.
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Additionally, Lee’s platform operates in the same circle as the “Squad” leader herself, pushing “Medicare-for-All,” adding “justice” to many of her progressive policies to capitalize on the word. fashionable, and making several outlandish statements ranging from the state of American democracy to immigration policies.
“Throughout the history of our nation, we have never delivered on the promises of democracy,” Lee asserts in the “Democracy and Voting Rights” section of his website. “The legacy of slavery and Jim Crow continued in voter disenfranchisement, gerrymandering and voter suppression, making ballot boxes inaccessible, especially for the poor, black and brown Across the country.”
Fox News Digital’s Adam Sabes contributed reporting
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