“Wall St got bailed out, what about us?!”
She put this out on Twitter and then deleted the tweet when people noticed the seeming conflict of interests.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Sanders Senior Policy Adviser Advocates College Debt Forgiveness, Has 180K Debt
A senior policy adviser to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) is advocating college debt forgiveness while also holding $180,000 in debt.
“I am $180k in debt. I have a PHD and am a tenured professor — my students are in the same boat, sinking in debt. I pay $1100/month in student loan debt, half of my rent. We MUST #CancelStudentDebt. Wall St got bailed out, what about us?! #bernie2020 @BernieSanders,” Heather Gautney tweeted.
Gautney refers to herself as a “senior policy advisor” to Sanders on her Twitter bio. According to the bio on her publisher’s website, she is an associate professor of sociology at Fordham University, “was a senior policy advisor to Senator Bernie Sanders in the US Senate Budget Committee,” and currently “is the Executive Director of Our Revolution,” a progressive organization which developed out Sanders’s 2016 campaign. Her faculty page on Fordham University’s website says she “is on leave working as a senior policy advisor to Senator Bernie Sanders, the ranking member of the US Senate Budget Committee.”
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