Sanders Berns Through $1.65 Million On Private Jet Travel In February

Alex Pfeiffer | White House Correspondent

Sen. Bernie Sanders spent $1.65 million on private jet travel in February.

The Vermont senator spent a ton on private air travel last month, compared to his competitors. Hillary Clinton spent $1.5 million, Gov. John Kasich spent $951,000 and Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] spent $119,000.(RELATED: Trump Continues To Give Millions To His Campaign)

Sanders certainly earned the lavish perk, as he raised more than any campaign in February — $43.5 million, The Morning Consult reports, according to FEC records.

ELKO, NV - FEBRUARY 19: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) walks to his plane at Elko regional airport as he continues to campaign on February 19, 2016 in Elko, Nevada. Sanders is challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination ahead of Nevada's February 20 Democratic caucus. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

ELKO, NV – FEBRUARY 19: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) walks to his plane at Elko regional airport as he continues to campaign on February 19, 2016 in Elko, Nevada. Sanders is challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination ahead of Nevada’s February 20 Democratic caucus. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Throughout his campaign, Sanders has made global warming a key theme. He believes it is a great national security threat than ISIS.

According to Greenpeace, “In terms of damage to the climate, flying is 10 times worse than taking the train.”

 

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