Bernie Sanders just again proved he is unfit for a role in Congress, let alone a seat in the White House.
Once more, Sanders refused to follow through on a key part of his congressional duties, and is filing to receive an extension on a simple task he should have had completed by May 15.
But his lack of commitment to the simplest tasks is a red flag to other members in Congress, and he may soon face consequences for not doing his duties.
Bernie Sanders again failed to file his Senate Ethics Financial Disclosure by the May 15th deadline.
And while extensions are offered in special circumstances, it seems as if Bernie is just “feeling the burn” after his loss in the 2016 primaries, and cares less about his Congressional role.
The Daily Caller reports:
Socialist Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has demonstrated — once again — that he is incapable of submitting basic, required documents describing his personal finances in anything approaching a timely manner.
This time, Sanders has failed to meet a May 15 deadline for turning in an annual report detailing his finances for 2016, according to the Valley News, a New England newspaper.
The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics requires all 100 U.S. senators to file detailed financial disclosures generally cataloging what they own and what they owe each year. Senators must also itemize all the gifts and free trips they have received from private sources.
Sanders, who emphasized government transparency during his 2016 presidential campaign, also completely blew off Senate Ethics Committee financial documentation filing deadlines in 2012, 2014 and 2015.
The Senate created these standards so as to make sure politicians are not receiving bribery funds or misusing their political power for profits.
Sanders, however, continually declines to provide his financial history, perhaps proving he has something to hide.
The Daily Caller reports:
Last summer, Sanders shirked rules requiring him to provide financial disclosures to the Federal Election Commission by successfully requesting three 45-day extensions. Eventually, Sanders dropped out of the 2016 presidential race, which meant he did not have to turn in the documents about his finances, according to the New York Daily News.
“Sanders expertly exploited a system that effectively allowed him to delay, delay, delay,” The Center of Public Integrity concluded in a blistering August 2016 investigation. At the very same time, Sanders criticized Hillary Clinton for taking “six-figure paydays” to make “closed-door speeches to officials at investment bank Goldman Sachs and other powerful special interests.”
Sanders also held his tax returns close to the vest during his presidential run, making just part of a 2014 tax return public.
The 2015 Senate Ethics Committee financial disclosure which Sanders eventually managed to submit showed that he and his wife, Jane, live very comfortably.
Over 30 mutual fund investments owned by the socialist Sanders and his wife are valued between $191,000 and $815,000.
Once more, a wealthy politician is abusing his power and neglecting his duties to the people.
And while Sanders accused both Trump and Clinton of caring more about profits than the people during the 2016 campaign, Sanders is proving to be the one living large off of his political career, while Trump donates his Presidential salary to causes benefiting the American people.
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