Jane Sanders, the wife of septuagenarian pudding cup-seeker Bernie Sanders, has offered a pathetic rejoinder to the man whose accusation of her financial impropriety has triggered an FBI investigation: he’s sexist.
Speaking of Brady Toensing, 49, an attorney and vice chairman of the state Republican Party, who accused her of lying to a bank in order to induce the bank into financing a 2010 purchase of land to expand the campus of Burlington College where she served as president, Sanders stated, “I find it incredibly sexist that basically he’s going after my husband by destroying my reputation, and that’s not okay.”
Toensing had stated, “Ms. Sanders’s privileged status as the wife of a powerful United States Senator seems to have inoculated her from the robust underwriting that would have uncovered the apparent fraudulent donation claims she made.”
Toensing had been investigating Jane Sanders since 2014, when his research found she had been given a sizable payout when she left the college after the financial debacle that occurred on her watch. Sanders received a severance package of more than $200,000.
The college could not pay off $10 million in loans it owed from buying a 32-acre campus on Lake Champlain from the Catholic diocese in 2011. The diocese had loaned the school $3.65 million; the Vermont Educational and Health Buildings Financing Agency had loaned the college $6.5 million.
According to David V. Dunn, a Burlington College trustee at the time of Sanders’ alleged malfeasance, Jane Sanders wanted to demonstrate that the college would pay back the loans by obtaining $2.6 million in donations and getting increased enrollment, which she allegedly promised would happen. Dunn told The New York Times, “Neither of those were true.”
Toensing stated, “This apparent fraud resulted in as much as $2 million in losses to the Diocese and an unknown amount of loss to People’s United Bank, a federally financed financial institution.” He said last week, “My goal is for a full, fair, and impartial investigation — that’s all I care about. That people be treated the same regardless of status in this system.”
Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro had a response of his own for Jane Sanders: