Bernie Sanders has called Hillary Clinton’s fundraising efforts with George and Amal Clooney “obscene.”
“It is obscene that Secretary Clinton keeps going to big-money people to fund her campaign,” Sanders told CNN’s Jake Tapper while appearing on “State of the Union.” Clinton is charging couples $353,400 for a seat at the same table as her and the Clooneys.
“It’s not only this Clooney event,” Sanders said. “It is the fact she has now raised well over $15 million from Wall Street for her super-PAC, and millions more from the fossil fuel industry, and from the drug companies.”
The April 15 event in San Francisco comes one day before the movie star and his wife will host a $33,400 per person fundraiser for Clinton at their Los Angeles home.
“I have a lot of respect for George Clooney. He’s a great actor. I like him,” Sanders said. “But this is the problem with American politics … Big money is dominating our political system. And [my supporters and I] are trying to move as far away from that as we can.”
Sanders says his events usually cost “$15 or $50” to get into. 75 delegates are at stake in the California Democratic primary on June15.
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