Sanders Gets a Quick Reminder of Who Runs San Francisco After Calling the Cost of Living a ‘Disgrace’

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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) got a quick reminder that Democrats run the city of San Francisco after he called the price of living in the city a “disgrace.”

The senator is well into his second bid for the White House, but he had other housing situations on his mind on Wednesday. Sanders posted a video to Twitter showing the shoddy living conditions of some residents of San Francisco, California.

The video depicts several families sharing small apartments just so they can afford to pay the rent each month.

Sanders shared the video of his wife, Dr. Jane Sanders, visiting the apartments and called the situation a “disgrace.”

Watch Sanders’ video:

It didn’t take long before Sanders was hit with reminders that San Francisco is a city that has been run by Democrats for decades. Several took to Twitter to call out Sanders for the video.

Others noted that the Democratic leadership of San Francisco doesn’t end at the city level. California has a Democratic-run legislature, governor, and Senators, as well. In fact, one of San Francisco’s members of Congress is the most powerful Democrat in the nation, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

Despite the fact that Democratic leadership is responsible for the successes and failures of San Francisco, Sanders is somehow hoping that this video will help bolster his presidential bid.

Sanders has been consistently polling in second place for the Democratic presidential primary, behind current frontrunner and former Vice President Joe Biden.

While Sanders is trying to set himself apart, affordable housing may not be the issue to choose.

As IJR previously reported, several prominent 2020 Democrats — including Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) — have already released extensive plans for addressing the high costs of housing.

Their solutions range from a tax credit for those who pay over 30% of their income in rent to a $500 billion investment in the construction of public housing.

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Otis
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Sanders panders to the lazy socialists and his comb-forward head is still as baffled as it was when he was first voted into office. Jacob Javitts, McGovern and Hubert Humphrey look like right wing extremists juxtaposed against this boob.
Bernie’s time came and went. I’d rather the public be subjected to the Young Jerks than a tired old man
whose last original thought might have been whether
to wear boxers or briefs. Can he play saxophone like Billy? Too bad Arsenio doesn’t still have a TV show.
Bye, Bernie.

Chris
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Chris

If the democrats seize power, you can kiss America as we know it good-bye. The whole country will become like San Francisco only worse.

Marcie Stimmel
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Marcie Stimmel

When are the Democrats going to wake up and see what a failure Socialism has been …excessive taxes, governmental regulations, all stifle individual initiative, freedom to invest and live fully.

Don Snyder
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How can someone running for President be that completely stupid? These are YOUR policies that are being implemented in San Francisco that you would like to see widened to all of America. How do you NOT see this? You want free health care, free tuition, free everything for illegals with absolutely no way to pay for it except ‘the rich will pay their fair share’. I have news for you, the rich are already paying their fair share, and more. Time to rethink wanting to make America a Socialist country. In fact, do yourself one better. Move to a Socialist… Read more »

D3F1ANT
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D3F1ANT

If I were a Democrat I’d NEVER have the balls to complain about Frisco…or Detroit…or Dearborn…or any other city my policies have utterly devastated! ESPECIALLY when my professed solution is to double-down on the absurd Socialist policies which created the mess! You just can’t make this up!

Patti Harrison
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So now, the state and cities are run by demoncrats, but yet it’s someone else’s fault for having terrible run housing issues, come on now, don’t tell porkies!!! And I am sure you want more tax money and regulations for your plans! I don’t think so!!!! Demoncrats are simply not the answer!!!

Bonnie Keever
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Hahahahaha hahahahaha let’s see the state of California is run by Democrats don’t forget Kamala Harris is a Senator there also Nacy Pelosi speaker of the house lives there you have over two million illegals not enough jobs not enough living places what did you think was going to happen and people if the Democrats get there way everyone will be living like this sorry Sanders you didn’t boost yourself you made a ass out of yourself and prove what Democrats want to do

michelle p
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This man is senile

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