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Bernie Sanders releases 10 years of tax returns after weeks of delays

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to a crowd at James Madison Park in Madison, Wis., Friday, April 12, 2019. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)Associated Press

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday released 10 years of tax returns.
  • Sanders and his wife, Jane, earned roughly $1.7 million over the past two years, according to their returns.
  • Sanders had faced a lot of pressure to make his returns public and for weeks did not offer a timeline on when they'd be published.
  • A number of other 2020 Democrats have also publicly shared their returns.
  • President Donald Trump has been criticized since 2016 for not publishing his returns, and still has not done so.
  • Shortly after releasing his returns on Monday, Sanders took part in a Fox News town hall and called on Trump to release his returns. "The president watches your network a little bit, right? Hey President Trump, my wife and I just released 10 years (of tax returns) please do the same," Sanders said.

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday released 10 years of tax returns, making good on a pledge he made over a month ago.

"These tax returns show that our family has been fortunate," Sanders said in a statement. "I am very grateful for that, as I grew up in a family that lived paycheck to paycheck and I know the stress of economic insecurity. That is why I strive every day to ensure every American has the basic necessities of life, including a livable wage, decent housing, health care and retirement security." See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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