Sanders purchased first new suit in eight years for Clinton's Inauguration
WASHINGTON, D.C. --- A source close to Bernie Sanders confirms that the Vermont Senator purchased his first new suit in eight years to celebrate the occasion of the inauguration of his former competitor and fellow progressive, President Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The source, who chose not to be named, said it was the first new clothing Sanders had purchased since Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009.
Eyewitness testimony places Sen. Sanders at a Men’s Warehouse in Burlington, Vermont in early January, making it possible that he bought the suit there. Another witness says he “left with at least one large bag”, and that he “spent a large amount of time in the clearance section”.
The source also confirms that Sanders, who is notoriously frugal, also purchased a new shirt from Costco Wholesale for $19.99.
When questioned, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), confirmed that this behavior was in line with Sanders' character, and said she hoped Sanders would be browsing clearance racks again in 2025.
“I hope, for more reasons that just one, that Senator Sanders will have many more suit purchases to come,” Warren said, “When the most frugal man in the government buys a suit in celebration, you know you’re headed in the right direction.”