Former Secretary of State John Kerry wants America to know that he’s fighting for the preservation of the planet.
The current climate czar for President Joe Biden’s administration has been on a crusade dating back to the Obama years.
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So naturally, when he went to Iceland where he received an Arctic Circle award in 2019 for his work concerning climate change, he took a big ol’ gas-guzzling private jet to the ceremony.
Critics this week came down on Kerry for the hypocritical stunt, but when he was asked about it, he doubled down on the decision.
Traveling in private jets is necessary for important people like himself, Kerry said.
“I believe the time it takes to get me somewhere, I can’t sail across the ocean. I have to fly to meet with people and get things done,” Kerry reportedly told an Icelandic news outlet, RUV.
“If you offset your carbon, it’s the only choice for somebody like me who is traveling the world to win this battle.”
“I’m not going to be put on the defensive,” he declared.
But of course we at The Horn News weren’t the only ones who noticed Kerry’s flashy hypocrisy.
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Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., sent a warning shot directly at the climate envoy.
“Why does John Kerry get to pretend like the rules don’t apply to him?” Cassidy questioned.
Why does John Kerry get to pretend like the rules don’t apply to him? I’m not sure flying across the world in a private jet while simultaneously trying to put the workers who supply your fuel out of a job is a winning strategy as climate czar.https://t.co/wp6T4T4fbD
— U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@SenBillCassidy) February 3, 2021
Aside from Kerry’s billionaire lifestyle, the former Secretary of State is taking serious heat from lawmakers for saying blue-collar workers that lost their Keystone XL Pipeline jobs should just learn how to work jobs in solar energy.
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“I’m not sure flying across the world in a private jet while simultaneously trying to put the workers who supply your fuel out of a job is a winning strategy as climate czar,” he added.
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