John Kerry is back, and looking none-the-worse-for-wear, as the newly minted “Climate Envoy” for the Biden administration. If you have no idea what a Climate Envoy is, have no worry, he doesn’t either. But if you want a brief description: It’s just like a Climate Czar, except less authoritarian sounding.
Kerry was asked at a press conference with the maskless Jen Psaki about the prospect of Americans losing thousands and thousands of jobs under the Biden no-energy plan, due to the cancelation of the Keystone XL pipeline, the massive boondoggle of the Paris Climate Agreement, and more.
His response to a question about what message the Biden administration is sending to American workers who are “seeing an end to their livelihoods” is exactly what one might expect:
“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.”
Solar panels. Like these:
Kerry attempts to explain away non-existent market forces that are being brushed away by the gigantic, visible hand of government in order to subsidize Dem-friendly “no alternative” energy companies.
The reaction to Kerry’s cold-blooded and reality-detached statement:
Rich, out-of-touch Dems lecture the thousands of blue-collar union members whose jobs are being deliberately destroyed by the Biden admin:
Make “better choices.”
While you’re at it, don’t forget “Let them eat cake!” https://t.co/NgSBxew5n3
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 27, 2021
John Kerry telling middle aged workers he's sending to the unemployment line to learn to code is some real John Kerry stuff https://t.co/BOlpOCKize
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) January 27, 2021
For John Kerry to put forth that the administration will isolate climate as a standalone issue when attempting to bring China – the world's largest polluter – to the table is either naïve or laughable or both. That's not how it's going to work if anyone has been paying attention.
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) January 27, 2021
John Kerry telling coal and oil workers that they'll seamlessly become solar panel workers and it'll be a better use of their lives is so insulting. The idea that they'll instantly pick up how to build solar panels and wind turbines (and get over it) is just evil.
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 27, 2021
Journos: Ask John Kerry if he'll commit to flying commercial if he really wants to lower carbon footprint.
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) January 27, 2021
You just knew there had to be a way China would benefit from all this.
Solyndra Part II.
Also China makes over 60% of the world’s solar panels and has the monopoly on the rare earth elements required for their production. https://t.co/E2K7YDbSa9
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 27, 2021
The only thing worse than a press conference with John Kerry and Jen Psaki would be a press conference with John Kerry and Jen Psaki and Gina McCarthy. But have no fear America, the Biden administration saved the best for last.
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