Tom Cotton Takes Apart Biden's 'Climate Envoy' John Kerry Over Private Plane, Yacht, Mansions

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As we previously reported, Joe Biden has done great harm to the energy industry and people’s jobs in just the first week with a massive slew of executive orders.


But the response from his proposed Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his ‘Climate Envoy’ John Kerry made it clear that they just don’t get it, their responses basically amounted to the workers should “learn to code.”

We wrote about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) grilling Pete Buttigieg and Buttigieg giving a lousy answer that offered nothing.

Here’s John Kerry saying they can build solar panels and they’ll have “better choices,” while giving them no choice and no job now.

Cruz took Kerry on too, as my colleague Mike Miller reported, ripping Kerry for being an “arrogant, out-of-touch statement for a centimillionaire to say.”

So I thought I’d take a look at that centimillionaire personal climate practices, given that he’s Joe Biden’s ‘Climate Envoy’ (whatever the heck that means) with a little help from Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR). We should note that huge centimillionaire status came by marriage, it wasn’t made by Kerry himself, but because he married Theresa Heinz.


“John Kerry—who flies in private jets, owned a 76-foot yacht and several mansions—has the carbon footprint of a small nation,” Cotton pointed out. “Yet he tells energy workers to “make solar panels” when the Biden administration kills their jobs.” He wants to tell you what to do while he’s literally stomping all over the earth with his huge carbon footprint, certainly trumping that of any person the Biden executive orders are throwing out of work.

Fox broke it down further showing, yes, his wife still has a private charter jet company with a Gulfstream jet. During his 2004 presidential run, Kerry’s campaign made 60 payments to the company to pay for his flights, totaling $273,171. His executive branch personnel financial disclosure showed in 2013 that Kerry owned “over $1,000,001” in assets for “Flying Squirrel LLC” through his wife.

According to Fox, private jets emit 40 times as much carbon per passenger as commercial flights.

Then of course there’s his $7 million, 76 foot yacht. Something tells me those guys he’s telling to build solar panels probably don’t own a 76 foot yacht or multiple mansions.


He’s scolding other people about taxes in 2018, but he was accused of docking the yacht in Rhode Island to avoid Massachusetts taxes in 2013 and saving around $500,000.

As the New York Post wryly wrote last year, “We look forward to the anti-carbon lectures from a guy who travels the globe on private jets and luxury yachts.”

But that’s the Biden folks in a nutshell.


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