Bernie Sanders' inauguration memes helped raised $1.8 million for charity, but the senator says the money is 'no substitute for action by Congress' thumbnail

Bernie Sanders’ inauguration memes helped raised $1.8 million for charity, but the senator says the money is ‘no substitute for action by Congress’

A photo of Sen. Bernie Sanders wearing a parka and hand-knit mittens to the inauguration went viral. The senator quickly began selling merchandise that featured the image. Sanders said the merchandise raised $1.8 million for charity in just five days. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Bernie Sanders used a viral image of himself…