Bernie Sanders promises that he’ll release 10 years of his tax returns before April 15. Long time coming. The bit about becoming a millionaire if you, too, write a best-selling book is just ludicrous, though. It is prosperity gospel. https://t.co/gAWFAueBrh
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) April 9, 2019
Sooo… I guess Bernie’s going on Fox News next Monday because he has a book to sell?
If you’re old like me (and I ain’t as old as Bernie!), you’ll remember that back in 1985 (Democratic) Speaker Jim Wright had to step down after he was charged with bulk-selling his own book to lobbyists hoping to influence him.
Sen. Sanders better have all his royalty receipts in good order and ready to go, because I’m quite sure the Repubs will have no qualms about accusing St. Bernie of similar sleight-of-hand. Heck, Newt Gingrich (who was the first to attack Wright, even though he’d done the same thing himself while a state lege) may come back from the Vatican just to lead the charge!
His first book did pretty well because he dropped it the week after the election he helped undermine.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) April 9, 2019
Pretty sure Bernie got book royalties bc Senate rules on outside income are lax vs House. When Dems took over in 2007 House rules prohibited members _& staff_ from making money in nearly any way but Congressional pay or investments. I assume Pelosi had that in this year’s rules
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) April 10, 2019
Bernie Sanders next finger wag speech about people getting into politics to enrich themselves is gonna be ?????????? https://t.co/AWAtngQd2t
— Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) April 9, 2019
it's less about the hypocrisy of him being a socialist as it just sounds like something an out of touch millionaire would say.
— Zachary ???? (@zatchry) April 9, 2019
"I used my political office to become a millionaire!"
He didn't just write a best selling book, he started his institute to rake in huge donations from his followers and funnel that money to his family. He didn't just get rich from writing his book, a lot more went into it. https://t.co/Yxn9zKxGTR
— Gay Out of Context ???????? (@SJGrunewald) April 9, 2019
All hypocrisy gauges are going to need to be recalibrated in order to handle all the "It's cool Bernie's a millionaire" hot takes from the far-left.
— Forsetti X (@ForsettisCreed) April 9, 2019