Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family spent the weekend at Vermont Senator Bernie Sander’s summer retreat, with new photos showing the ultra-liberal politician canoeing with his wife on ritzy Lake Champlain.
According to the New York Post, the mayor relaxed in North Hero, Vermont to enjoy the long weekend following the nation’s Fourth of July Independence Day celebrations.
“Mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife, Chirlane McCray, and their two kids spent a couple of days at Sen. Bernie Sanders’ summer home on Lake Champlain in Vermont,” writes the Post. “Photos show the progressive pols and their families at Sanders’ four-bedroom retreat in North Hero.”
— New York Post (@nypost) July 9, 2018
De Blasio’s vacation comes just days after he came under fire for using a NYPD “counter-terrorism” plane to return to New York City from a private vacation in Canada; prompting critics to wonder why the politician was using police aircraft for personal use.
“It is very unusual to go on an international flight to go pick up the mayor,” said an inside source close to the police department. “I think it’s excessive, because that wasn’t what that plane was designed to do. It’s designed for counterterrorism measures. To go to Canada to get the mayor? It’s excessive.”