We’ve heard a lot of stories about how tough some of the airlines have been about masks on planes.
Masks are required, but it’s even been applied to little kids, even babies who have been tossed off planes for not keeping their masks on.
But apparently it’s not applied equally or consistently, if this picture of Biden ‘climate envoy’ John Kerry is any judge. He was on an American Airlines flight in First Class.
@TheTNStar Exclusive: Biden’s @ClimateEnvoy John Kerry, took off his mask as he settled into a book in his first-class seat just before takeoff today on an @AmericanAir flight Boston to DC. He was not eating, nor drinking. He was simply flaunting Biden’s mandatory mask policy. pic.twitter.com/t1wDq9OtxD
— ReporterMcCabe (@NeilWMcCabe2) March 17, 2021
Kerry appeared to be reading a book, not eating or drinking, and the mask appeared to be hanging off his ear.
Joe Biden has not only made a mask mandate a significant part of his campaign, he also issued an executive order making it mandatory on federal property and on federal transportation.
American Airlines said they were “looking into the incident.”
Masks are required on board our aircraft, and we are looking into this.
— americanair (@AmericanAir) March 17, 2021
Kerry responded claiming it was “momentary.”
Feels like there’s some St. Patrick’s day “malarkey” afoot on Twitter. Let’s be clear: If I dropped my mask to one ear on a flight, it was momentary. I wear my mask because it saves lives and stops the spread. It’s what the science tells us to do.
— Special Presidential Envoy John Kerry (@ClimateEnvoy) March 17, 2021
If? You’re busted, we have the picture, there is no “if” about it. But that shows right there what Kerry is about.
The passenger who took the photo disagreed and said Kerry had his mask off for about five minutes, according to Fox News. “If five minutes is ‘momentarily,’ he’s correct. Not sure being in a plane without a mask for five minutes is excusable.”
“I salute our Very Special Presidential Envoy for Climate for not flying private, but instead flying first class commercial with the rest of us common folk,” said the passenger. “And while he can’t bring himself to follow his own party’s mask restrictions, we should cut him some slack.”
“Being an elite hypocrite is hard work!” the passenger added. The plane was mostly full, the passenger said.
The passenger said that none of the flight attendants told Kerry to put his mask back on, but the passenger said that Kerry did wear it most of the rest of the flight.
The Airline told Fox they didn’t see Kerry without the mask on during the flight but were reviewing the matter and following up with him to “underscore that all customers are expected to wear masks for the duration of their trip.” What review do they need, or are they not able to see the picture and read his basic admission?
Many were up in arms over this apparent ‘some people are more equal than others’/rules that don’t apply to them event with Kerry.
Normally I hate the nitpicking, but this is the world in which we live. My six year old was reprimanded for having his mask below his nose for 30 seconds. Babies have been removed from planes. pic.twitter.com/0zf8KvNUkR
— Chef Andrew Gruel (@ChefGruel) March 17, 2021
NOTE: His mask is off & he isn’t eating or drinking. Will he be fined for breaking the law & banned from flying @AmericanAir like regular citizens would be?#LiberalPrivilege pic.twitter.com/3j7j57jXVI
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 17, 2021
Why didn’t American make him mask up?! https://t.co/10imDfIGi3
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) March 17, 2021
American Airlines has kicked more than 12 kids off of planes (and their parents) because they didn’t wear a mask but gutless John Kerry can break the rules because the rules are only for peasants and not Democrat elitists like John. https://t.co/I0HKURXUec
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) March 17, 2021
I got harassed by a flight attendant the last time I flew on American because my mask was slightly off of my nose
I know people who have been banned for LIFE for not wearing a mask properly
— Ashley StClair 🇺🇸 (@stclairashley) March 17, 2021
Everyone dunking on Kerry here for hypocrisy but I, for one, am thankful he’s showing common sense at a time of mass hysteria.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) March 17, 2021
Seven hours later and American Airlines is still trying to figure out if John Kerry isn’t wearing a mask in that picture of him not wearing a mask. https://t.co/YycAeliCyx
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) March 18, 2021