Watch: Sanders Spars With GOP Senator Over Claim He Is Worth $8 Million: 'That's a Lie!'


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is pushing back on claims about his net worth.

During a hearing about coffee chain Starbucks’ union policies, Sen. Markwayne Mullins (R-Okla.) claimed Sanders is worth $8 million.

“The senator did mention my name,” Sanders said as he began to respond to the allegation. “I think you got an all-time record here: You’ve made more misstatements in a shorter period of time than I have ever heard.”

Mullins encouraged the Vermont senator to correct him as he claimed his net worth was in the public record.

“Excuse me! If I’m worth $8 million, that’s good news to me. I’m not aware of it, that’s a lie!” Sanders shot back.

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When Mullin repeated his claim about Sanders’ net worth being public, the Vermont senator insisted, “You’re probably looking at some phony, right-wing internet stuff. It ain’t true. You should read beyond that.”

He also denied his net worth was publicly available.

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While his exact worth is not publicly known, Politico reported in 2019 it was approaching $2 million.

He also owns three houses.

But Sanders was not the only one to take issue with a description of their wealth during the hearing.

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said, “I grew up in federally subsidized housing. My parents never owned a home. I came from nothing.”

“Yes, I have billions of dollars — I earned it. No one gave it to me. And I’ve shared it constantly with the people of Starbucks,” he added.

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He also claimed Sanders’ “moniker” about billionaires is “unfair.”

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