In case you have been off of the internet for a week, there’s a meme trend of Bernie Sanders wearing mittens that has been going viral.
Thanks for all the interest in Bernie's mittens! It truly has been an amazing and historic day! I'm so flattered that Bernie wore them to the inauguration. Sadly, I have no more mittens for sale. There are a lot of great crafters on ETSY who make them. -Jen Ellis,
— Jen Ellis (@vtawesomeness) January 21, 2021
Bernie’s mittens were made by a woman named Jen Ellis. She gave the senator the mittens in 2016. Now, she has pairs available on eBay-one pair going for $2,000!
The eBay auction page includes a message from Jen, saying, “One pair will be for my daughters college fund, one pair for Outright Vermont and this pair for a local dog rescue, Passion 4 Paws Vermont. All to be auctioned off for fundraisers. I am so flattered that people want my mittens and wish I could make them for everyone.”
CLICK HERE to place your bids!