Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders gained nationwide exposure during the 2016 Presidential elections when he blasted Secretary Hillary Clinton as not being a transparent candidate. In turn, after she won the primaries, it seems he sold his transparency in exchange for his endorsement. Since then, he’s gone back to the Senate, but his transparency is still being questioned.
During a quick stop to his Washington D.C. office, we asked for the contact information of his Chief of Staff and his Communications Director. However, the front desk clerk admitted that the office had a standing policy to not give out that kind of information to anyone. Instead, we were issued a business card of a legislative aide.
The reason for the secrecy was not given, but the “standing policy” raises several questions concerning the people holding the respective positions and the office’s insistence on keeping them secret.