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.
Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg defends Biden’s elimination of Keystone pipeline jobs, saying those workers need to get “different ones”pic.twitter.com/T56f7aKp8D
— Tommy Pigott (@TCPigott) January 21, 2021
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.
John Kerry is asked what his message would be to oil and gas workers who “see an end to their livelihoods”:
“What President Biden wants to do is make sure that those folks have better choices… That they can be the people to go to work to make the solar panels.” pic.twitter.com/i9TYXlD9Jg
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 27, 2021
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.
Yet he tells energy workers to “make solar panels” when the Biden administration kills their jobs. pic.twitter.com/QhK2FVykxU
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) January 27, 2021
“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.
John Kerry in Olympia today pushing for an energy tax on Washington families, but even Kerry doesn’t like taxes – “Kerry saves $500,000 by docking 76-foot luxury yacht out of state.” Working families need property tax relief now! #waleg https://t.co/UVfhsPQndj pic.twitter.com/LufmKi2P0N
— WA Senate Republicans (@WashingtonSRC) February 14, 2018
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.