Republican Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) has introduced a bill to defund John Kerry’s position as Democrat President Joe Biden’s “climate czar.”
Roy and others in the GOP are not happy with jet-setting Kerry lecturing the public about the climate.
Biden invented the role for his old friend and private jet enthusiast Kerry after he was sworn into office.
The bill is co-sponsored by GOP Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA), Thomas Massie (KY), Lauren Boebert (CO), Scott Perry (PA), Mary Miller (IL), Louie Gohmert (TX), Andy Biggs (AZ), and Greg Steube (FL).
“Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Federal funds may be used for the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, including for salary, administrative, and travel expenses of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and for any other activity of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.”
Kerry has come under increasing scrutiny for jetting around the world to preach about the environment as Biden’s “U.S. climate envoy.”
Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, also own multiple homes, cars, a yacht, and a private jet.
His family also owns a fleet of private jets.
While most people want to do what is best for the planet, we have to proceed wisely as we transition to clean energy.
Many are now questioning if Kerry needs to fly around the world to demand cleaner energy when he can do it all by Zoom.
Elon Musk, one of the world’s leading environmentalists, said in March:
“Increased oil and gas production in the short term is critical or people around the world will be placed under great duress.
“This is not a question of money, it is a question of having enough energy to power civilization.”
Increased oil & gas production in the short term is critical or people around the world will be placed under great duress.
This is not a question of money, it is a question of having enough energy to power civilization.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 5, 2022
From Fox News:
So far this year, John Kerry’s family jet has already emitted 30 times the amount of carbon emitted by a typical passenger vehicle per year, data reviewed by Fox News show.
A Fox News review of flight data and an industry emissions calculator found that the jet emitted an estimated 138 metric tons of carbon on trips dating from Jan. 10 to Aug. 6.
The numbers come as Kerry, President Biden’s climate envoy, emphasizes the need for climate action amid the United Nation’s latest report.
…Based on Paramount Business Jets’ emissions calculator, the Kerry family jet’s carbon emissions would have reached an estimated 303,309 lbs. or 138 metric tons.
For comparison, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that the average passenger vehicle emits 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide in a given year.
It’s unclear how much more the Kerry family jet will fly this year but so far, it has racked up 30 times more than the annual amount for the average passenger vehicle.
A State Department spokesperson told Fox News:
“Secretary Kerry travels commercially or via military air in his role as Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.”