Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders sent a fiery letter to Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank long associated with establishment Democrats, accusing the group of smearing progressive 2020 presidential candidates, including Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker.
The US$1.7m ($2.5m) puts them in America's highest income brackets, according to tax returns released by the presidential candidate today. The release also confirms that Sanders' income crossed the $1 million threshold in 2016 and 2017, though he reported less earnings in his most recent return.
Sanders stressed that his wealth is a new development in an accompanying statement. "That is why I strive every day to ensure every American has the basic necessities of life, including a livable wage, decent housing, health care and retirement security". "Senator Sanders believes it is a privilege to live in the United States and he believes it is patriotic to pay the taxes that support our country".
"I and other Democratic candidates are running campaigns based on principles and ideas and not engaging in mudslinging or personal attacks on each other", Sanders wrote in the April 13 letter first obtained by The New York Times Sunday. But it appears at first glance that besides his own seeming embarrassment at his newfound wealth, there isn't much hay to be made from his returns. "There's nothing about any of these tax returns or the money or anything that'll come out that'll change that fundamental fact one bit". Watch the Senator's town hall on Fox News Channel now. I think the middle class continues to struggle, and I think what you're seeing here in Gary is not unreflective of what's going on in many, many other parts of our community, ' he contended in IN on Saturday.
The bill, which still requires approval by the Prairie State's House of Representatives, comes amid a growing row in Washington over Mr Trump's unprecedented refusal to make publicly available his income tax returns.
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Sanders cited two posts about him by ThinkProgress, a website run by CAP's political arm, and past pieces focused on Sens.
Democratic Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders campaigned for President in Michigan Saturday. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota released 12 years of tax returns through 2017 earlier this month. Kamala Harris, D-California, released 15 years of tax returns, the most of any Democratic presidential contender.
Sanders' book, "Our Revolution", was released in November 2016, a week after Donald Trump won the presidency. Trump has repeatedly said he will not because he's under audit, though Democrats have not retreated from the issue.
"I wrote a best-selling book", Sanders said then. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and her husband earned about US$215,000 in 2018.
Warren, who has also already released her 2018 tax returns, made public 10 years of tax information last year.