Bernie Sanders has reportedly come under the microscope of the political watchdogs as accusations concerning the source of his campaign donations have come to light.
An undisclosed watchdog group is making waves stating that Senator Sanders received campaign donations from the likes of Socialist presidents such as Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and Cuban President Raúl Castro.
Reports suggest there is no single “smoking gun” showing these donations influenced Sanders’ in writing policy or legislation.
Still, critics contend the donations are “clearly illegal” under federal and international law.
In his view, a donation by a foreign government to a SuperPac backing Sanders while he’s running for President of the United States is similar to sending money directly to him given their power to influence elections.
“The Constitution of the United States states explicitly that a politician cannot take money from foreign governments without explicit permission of the Congress. The danger of corruption in the election system is nearly ,” Greensblatt said. “You had a Senator who says he’s more the people and won’t take corporate money, all the while he’s taking funding from foreign Socialist governments.”
He continued, “My point is they took money from foreign governments while he was a Senator. That is clearly criminal in nature.”
Sanders had long parroted the ills of capitalism to wanting audiences, particularly the young. Earlier this year he stated, “You don’t necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 different pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in this country. I don’t think the media appreciates the kind of stress that ordinary Americans are working on.”
Sanders might want to pick up a copy of Economics for Dummies when he’s out an about promoting Marxist Egalitarianism.
Sanders has not publicly voiced his support for the Venezuelan Socialist system but he has voiced his support for the British MP, and fellow socialist Jeremy Corbyn, who is not shy about his support for the deceased Hugo Chávez.