Critics on both sides of the aisle are blasting John Kerry, the White House “climate czar,” for his “out of touch” comments regarding renewable energy.
“Coal plants have been closing over the last 20 years. So what President Biden wants to do is make sure those folks have better choices, that they have alternatives, and they can be the people who go to work to make the solar panels,” said Kerry at a White House press briefing.
Lawmakers such as Ted Cruz even went as far as to denounce his comments.
Talking to Fox News, Cruz said, “It is not a unifying message, and it is not doing the job we should be doing [in] fighting for working men and women in this country … What an arrogant, out-of-touch statement for a centimillionaire to say.”
Cruz continued by saying, “You know, ‘You little people, you know, I don’t like the choices you’re making, and so your jobs go away,’ as John Kerry said right there.”
Part of Cruz’s fiery comments stems from John Kerry’s inability to read the room of the situation. In fact, John Kerry and his family are the owner of a private jet and is known to galavant on it.
According to The Guardian, private jets are estimated to emit more than 40 times as much carbon per passenger than a commercial flight.
John Kerry and his private jet antics present a stark contrast between him and other climate activists like Greta Thunberg.
Thunberg, a climate activist from Sweden, famously complained at the UN Climate Summit that world leaders were stealing her future due to their carbon emissions and its threat to our planet.
While Thunberg tends not to fly because of the carbon emissions, she may want to address John Kerry’s luxurious lifestyle and it’s carbon-filled antics.
Jet setting isn’t the only climate crime that John Kerry has committed. Obama’s former secretary of state also is known for his yacht-filled lifestyle.
Kerry, who married Teresa Heinz, are both estimated to be worth around $250 million.
John Kerry’s life of luxury seems to be a tough pill to swallow for the blue-collar workers in the coal and mining communities.
While Kerry may try to fight against fossil fuels, his lifestyle entirely contradicts the policies that he is promoting. It sounds like another instance of a wealthy politician creating rules “for thee, but not for me.”