President Joe Biden‘s climate czar John Kerry, who has a net worth of roughly $250 million, doesn’t like it when Republicans ask questions about his use of private jets over the years. Private jets are a sore topic for Kerry as he parades around the world complaining about global warming.
As global warming alarmists attempt to stop hardworking Americans from using traditional fuel in their cars and homes, the rich and famous political elite get to fly privately around the globe. Kerry is accused of being a hypocrite as private jets emit at least 10 times more pollutants than commercial planes per passenger.
During a congressional hearing, Republican Rep. Cory Mills of Florida confronted Kerry by saying, “I hope it wasn’t too problematic for your operational team and your private jet to get here.” (Poll: Should Athletes Kneel During National Anthem? VOTE)
John Kerry: "We don't own a private jet. I don't own a private jet. I've personally have never owned a private jet. And, obviously, it's pretty stupid to talk about coming in a private jet from the State Department up here. Honestly, if that's where you want to go, go there!" pic.twitter.com/yEOmMsfoKK
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Kerry angrily said Mills is being “pretty stupid.” “I just don’t agree with your facts, which began with the presentation of one of the most outrageously persistent lies that I hear, which is this private jet,” Kerry said.
“We don’t own a private jet. I don’t own a private jet. I personally have never owned a private jet,” he fumed. “And obviously it’s pretty stupid to talk about coming in a private jet from the State Department up here. Honestly, if that’s where you want to go, go there.”
This caught Kerry in a major lie because he has owned a private jet before — namely, a Gulfstream GIV-SP. (Poll: Is Joe Biden Fit to be President? VOTE)
Republican Rep. Michael Waltz of Florida reminded Kerry that he’s under oath in order to avoid perjury. In February, Kerry sold his family’s private jet to a New York based-hedge fund.
Kerry made headlines at the time for how many trips the plane took. Kerry and his family have undoubtedly caused hundreds of metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions since the start of the Biden administration.
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Kerry admitted that his family has indeed “owned a plane,” but he insisted that he mainly takes commercial flights. (COLLAPSING: Bud Light Parent Company Sells Off 8 Craft Brands)
Kerry did acknowledge using a private jet “possibly once” in the past 2.5 years. Critics are very skeptical that the multi-millionaire is telling the truth that he only flew privately once in the past 2.5 years.
“We’re not asking Americans not to fly. You’re trying to create an unequal thing. We’re not saying, ‘Don’t fly.’” Kerry concluded.