Oops he did it again … Kerry did it again that is. Which is make a public spectacle of himself in the skies.
Apparently, Kerry finally got the memo that traveling everywhere via private jet is not the most environmentally friendly way to travel. So, he instead decides to take a first-class American Airlines flight … while also declining to follow CDC guidance.
A passenger beside Kerry captured a picture of the “climate czar” reading a book while eschewing mask wearing, despite the federal mandate for all individuals aboard an aircraft to do so. Moreover, given the number of passengers that have been kicked out of the plane over alleged mask violations in recent times, Kerry’s elitism is even clearer.
As noted by the passenger themselves in a statement to Fox News.
“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 … And while he can’t bring himself to follow his own party’s mask restrictions, we should cut him some slack.” [Source: Fox News]
Well, credit was given where credit was due: choosing commercial instead of private. However, apparently Kerry could not do so without violating some other basic guideline.
In his typical self-defense, Kerry insisted that the photo is the result of St. Patrick’s Day “malarkey” (yes, his own words). Oh, and his mask removal 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.” [Source: Fox News]
How exactly does one “drop” the mask to one ear, unless they deliberately do so? On top of that, it appears that the word “momentary” is very much relative, given the duration of time that Kerry was without a mask.
Hilariously, Kerry’s commentary brings to mind some of his other self-defenses, including the incredibly absurd self-defense Kerry offered for taking a private jet to Iceland … to accept an environmental award.
When Kerry was challenged over this decision in the Icelandic press, it is safe to say Kerry was not exactly apologetic. On the contrary, he actually attempted to use moral justification for flying private jets.
“If you offset your carbon, it’s the only choice for somebody like me who is traveling the world to win this battle … I negotiated the Paris Accords for the United States. I’ve been involved in this fight for years. I negotiated with President Xi to bring President Xi to the table so we could get Paris.”
[Source: New York Post]
So, in other words, since Kerry presumably dumps a bunch of money into carbon credits, his own massive carbon emissions magically disappear. Plus, making the claim that a private jet is “the only choice” for “somebody like [him]?” Wow! Elitism, much?
Kerry proceeded to make things even worse by obliquely referencing his private jet usage, though all he did was draw more attention to the fact that he generally refuses to fly commercial.
“I believe the time it takes to get me somewhere, I can’t sail across the ocean. I have to fly to meet with people and get things done … But what I’m doing, almost full time, is working to win the battle of climate change and in the end if I offset and contribute my life to do this, I’m not going to be put on the defensive.” [Source: New York Post]
“Sail across the ocean?” Is Kerry for real? Who even sails across the ocean anymore?
And, for the record, Mr. Kerry, it appears you’re putting yourself on the defensive more than anything else, namely through your own absurd behaviors.
Perhaps the passenger who captured Mr. Kerry on video said it best:
“Being an elite hypocrite is hard work!” [Source: Fox News]
Is it ever. The only question is, which one of them “works” the hardest …