Talk about out of touch.
President Joe Biden’s climate czar John Kerry openly rejected calls to increase American fossil fuel production last week, calling the arguments in favor of energy independence a “false narrative.”
The failed 2004 presidential candidate said Americans don’t need increased drilling and natural gas production as prices at the pump hit record highs.
Kerry was speaking at an event at the University of Southern California’s Center of Public Diplomacy on Friday, according to Fox News.
“Energy security worry is driving a lot of the thoughts now about, ‘Oh, we need more drilling. … We need to go back to coal.’
“No, we don’t. We absolutely don’t. And we have to prevent a false narrative from entering into this or, again, pun intended, we are cooked,” he said.
Today, Biden’s Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry said “we absolutely don’t” need increased drilling.
Average gas prices have now topped $5 nationwide.
The Biden admin would rather double down on their war on American energy than reduce prices for Americans. pic.twitter.com/lKQkNLb0pX
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) June 14, 2022
A lack of domestic energy production is the single largest factor in the exorbitant gas prices American commuters are paying under Biden.
While Kerry wants to stop the flow of affordable energy to middle-class Americans, he’s not willing to rule out using such fuel himself.
In fact, Kerry’s energy usage is enough to dwarf anything that the average American could imagine.
As Biden’s special envoy for climate, Kerry flew in a private jet at least 16 times in 2021 alone. Some of his private jet trips included getaways to the luxury vacation venue of Martha’s Vineyard.
The former secretary of state has claimed that flying in a personal aircraft is the “only choice for somebody like me who is traveling the world to win this battle.”
Evidently, Kerry’s trip to Martha’s Vineyard was his version of Gettysburg in the war against climate change.
As always with the limousine liberals of Silicon Valley and the Hamptons, it’s the “other people” who are creating pollution and need to change their standard of living.
Somebody needs to “transition” this guy out of his private jet and onto a crowded and uncomfortable city bus.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.