Bernie Sanders championed the little guy and the middle class, but it appears he’s more like the 1% that he constantly rails against.
Sanders has recently purchased a four-bedroom home with 500 feet of lakefront beach on the east side of the Champlain Islands on Lake Champlain in Vermont. The Sanders family will keep their homes in Burlington and Washington, D.C., and use the rustic beach home seasonally. This is Sanders THIRD home.
The 1920 home, 1985 log cabin and 1996 attached guest quarters sit on over an acre of land. The property came to market June 6, asking $598,000, according to MLS data. It was in contract one month later and sold earlier this month for $575,000.
“My family had a lake home in Maine since 1900, but we hadn’t had the time to go there in recent years—especially since my parents passed away,” Sanders’ wife, Jane O’Meara Sanders, said in a written statement. “We finally let go of it and that enabled us to buy a place in the islands—something I’ve always hoped for. ”
Per the weekly paper Seven Days:
“The Sanders family is well-known in the area, where they have visited often over the years. On the day of the closing, “the Bern” himself posed for photos with fans at Hero’s Welcome General Store after ordering its “Feel the Bun” sandwich.
“The $6.99 deli delight consists of a ‘HUGE’ homemade roll, sliced turkey, fresh apple chutney, hot pepper relish, lettuce, tomato and provolone cheese,” according to the weekly.
“It’s not fair that the Billionaire Class controls 99 percent of the bread,” the menu description reads. “Here’s a sandwich for the rest of us … to keep us nourished until everything cool is free!”