Hardly a day goes by without another shining example of the hypocrisy of Democrats who love to scold Americans about their behavior but fail to practice what they preach.
Over the past few months, locked down and suffering citizens have watched Dem governors like California’s Gavin Newsom violate their own coronavirus restrictions to dine at expensive restaurants because the rules are only for little people.
One of the biggest hypocrites in the country, if not the entire planet, is failed presidential candidate John Kerry. Kerry is a finger-wagging textbook example of the establishment elite, and he is now serving as Joe Biden’s climate czar.
Kerry loves to lecture people about climate change but in reality, his own carbon footprint is bigger than Godzilla’s and he now finds himself on the receiving end of the scorn that he delights in delivering.
According to a bombshell Fox News report, the former senator and secretary of state took a carbon-spewing private jet to Iceland to receive an award for his leadership in the fight against climate change.
John Kerry doesn’t want to talk about him using a CO2-spewing, climate-destroying private jet while “traveling the world” to combat climate change. pic.twitter.com/J0SEFMaIkz
— MediaResearchCenter (@theMRC) February 5, 2021
President Biden’s recently appointed climate czar, John Kerry, took a private jet to Iceland in 2019 to receive the Arctic Circle award for climate leadership, Fox News has learned.
Kerry defended his high-pollution ride at the time, calling it “the only choice for somebody like me who is traveling the world to win this battle” in an interview obtained by Fox News. The incident had not been previously reported in the American press.
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, who led the Arctic Circle Roundtable, criticized Kerry for traveling to the event via private jet, Icelandic outlet RUV reported.
Kerry received the award, which took the form of an iceberg sculpture, for being “a consistent voice pressuring the American authorities to commit to tackle environmental matters,” the outlet noted.
Icelandic reporter Jóhann Bjarni Kolbeinsson confronted Kerry at the event over his choice of transportation, asking: “I understand that you came here with a private jet. Is that an environmental way to travel?”
Kerry responded by claiming that it was the only way. “If you offset your carbon — it’s the only choice for somebody like me who is traveling the world to win this battle,” Kerry said.
When confronted over the blatant hypocrisy of not flying commercial, Kerry huffed:
“I’ve been involved with this fight for years. I negotiated with [Chinese] President Xi to bring President Xi to the table so we could get Paris. And, I believe, the time it takes me to get somewhere, I can’t sail across the ocean. I have to fly, meet with people and get things done”
Kerry hit the jackpot when he married into the Heinz family ketchup fortune by wedding the widow of his former colleague after Pennsylvania Senator John Heinz died in a plane crash and is now a fully pedigreed member of the elite.
That Kerry and his wealthy buddies in Davos are unwilling to take on polluters like China and India fuels the suspicion of skeptics that the hysterical fear-mongering over climate change is more about imposing their radical policies on America than anything else.
As George Orwell wrote in his classic novel on communism Animal Farm: “All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”