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Bernie Sanders ad ignores fact that members of Congress can't be paid for speeches
Sanders said in an ad that uses repeated shots of the U.S. Capitol that "Washington politicians are paid over $200,000 an hour for speeches."
His ad is disingenuous on many levels.
Politicians trying to get to Washington, or those who have come from Washington, certainly can earn such fees, but members of the House and Senate and top officials in the executive branch are not permitted to accept payment for speeches.
And Sanders' campaign is including politicians who have never served in Washington in any significant capacity.
Because the statement contains a small element of truth but ignores critical facts that would give a different impression, we rate it Mostly False.READ MORE