John Kerry, Democrat President Joe Biden’s “Special Presidential Envoy for Climate,” is now under official investigation over his negotiations with the Chinese Communist Party.
House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) announced that congressional lawmakers are now investigating Kerry’s negotiations with his counterparts in China.
Rep. Comer sent Kerry a letter to inform him that the Oversight Committee has opened an investigation into his actions while serving in the Biden administration.
Kerry has ignored information and document requests from Republicans, forcing Comer to take this step.
Comer said to Kerry: “To date, you have failed to respond to any of our requests.
“Yet, you continue to engage in activities that could undermine our economic health, skirt congressional authority, and threaten foreign policy under the guise of climate advocacy.
“The Committee requests documents and information to understand your role and provide necessary transparency over the SPEC and its activities.
“As a member of the President’s cabinet, you should be representing the United States’ interests.
“Your statements, however, consistently show disregard for American national security and taxpayer dollars.
“We are left with an insufficient understanding of your office’s activities, spending, and staffing.
“Your office continues to ignore requests for information,” the letter said.
“To enable long-overdue oversight of your office, please provide the following documents and information.”
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer is demanding Biden’s “climate envoy” John Kerry hand over documents related to his secret negotiations with the Chinese Communist Party on “deals that undermine the United States’ interests.” Good letter here: pic.twitter.com/1tBMb2LEAz
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) February 2, 2023
According to The Hill:
Comer’s letter requests internal communications on the budget for Kerry’s position since he assumed the role in 2021, as well as from people present for those discussions, those employed by his office and documents pertaining to Kerry’s travel in the role.
In his role as climate envoy, Kerry has emphasized the need for cooperation from China, the world’s top emitter, to make a meaningful dent in emissions.
In 2021, he said Beijing was “not doing enough.”
#BREAKING House Oversight Committee announces investigation into @JohnKerry negotiations with CCP https://t.co/c4LUxbz5we
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 2, 2023