Thursday 6 February 2020

VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren accused of trying to hide behind a staffer after being caught flying on a private jet

A video is making the rounds on the internet showing Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) appearing to hide behind a staffer after being caught exiting a private jet.

Warren reportedly was flying back into Iowa Monday night after spending the day in Washington, D.C., for the closing arguments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump.
In the video obtained by Fox News, the senator looks at the camera after stepping off the jet, then appears to stay behind a staffer for the remainder of her walk on the tarmac.

Warren has made environmental awareness and the abuses of the "rich and powerful" central themes of her presidential campaign, both of which work against her extensive use of private jet travel.
She likely knows that the optics of her chartering across the country in her gas-guzzling jet run afoul of her humble and green campaign initiatives, but that hasn't led her to cut back. Warren spent more than $700,000 on private plane travel in the last quarter of the election cycle alone.
Yet only days ago, Warren maintained a position of superiority, calling out former Trump-appointed Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price for his use of private jets.
According to the Daily Wire, last October, when asked how she is personally fighting climate change, Warren assured supporters that she is "mostly flying commercial."
Besides that obviously not being the case, Warren also struggled to come up with any answer at all. "We've been trying to look at other ways that we can reduce our carbon footprint and it's everything from the kind of car we drive, uh, and down to … do we purchase offsets, can we make that work as a way to try to reduce the footprint," she said.
"So, Warren doesn't always fly commercial, and her campaign is merely looking into other ways to reduce their carbon footprint?" the Daily Wire noted. "So basically, she's doing nothing while stoking fears about a climate crisis."

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