Social media critics are slamming climate change envoy John Kerry over reports he arrived by private jet to attend former President Obama’s 60th birthday bash in Martha’s Vineyard.
Despite conflicting reports regarding how Kerry got there, President Biden’s climate czar was sharply criticized.
PHOTO 🚨 Climate czar John Kerry criticised for taking a private jet to be at Obama's birthday party. (Photo: Daily Mail) pic.twitter.com/Nos8bKzPBi
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) August 7, 2021
The State Department denies Kerry attended the party or traveled to Martha’s Vineyard via private jet.
Yahoo News reports:
“Secretary Kerry lives on Martha’s Vineyard, he did not travel there for a party. He took a ferry to Martha’s Vineyard, he did not fly commercial or private,” a state department spokesperson said.
Originally, Obama’s birthday party was going to be a huge affair with over 500 guests but because of concerns about the Delta variant, the party size was supposed to be reduced but that’s not the case.
Photos of the event were posted on social media.
— New York Post (@nypost) August 8, 2021
Critics slammed Kerry on social media.
John Kerry cares so much about the environment that he took a private jet to Obama's birthday superspreader.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) August 8, 2021
😱😱 Report: John Kerry flies private plane to Obama's birthday party.
Their rules are only for the “little people.” https://t.co/ZT6QP4xEsI
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 8, 2021
To John Kerry, global warming is an existential threat that means hundreds of thousands of Americans must lose their jobs.
But it's not quite serious enough to put away his private jets.
What a fraud. https://t.co/w6ZTG1x7Ol
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) August 7, 2021
Hey, @JohnKerry – JetBlue has direct flights from DCA to Martha’s Vineyard.
Lower your carbon footprint! Fly commercial! ✈️
— Alyssa Farah (@Alyssafarah) August 7, 2021
Here's Biden's climate crisis czar, John Kerry, arriving on his private jet to attend Obama's maskless party.https://t.co/bKtvdxhl2Y
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) August 8, 2021
Earlier this year, Kerry traveled to Iceland via private jet to receive an environmental climate leadership award.
In addition, so far this year Kerry’s family has flown by private jet 16 times.
ICYMI: A private jet owned by climate czar John Kerry's family has flown 16 times this year, according to FlightAware records. https://t.co/oMk49s0tEH
— Newsmax (@newsmax) August 6, 2021
— New York Post (@nypost) August 5, 2021
While the debate over whether or not Kerry traveled by private jet to Martha’s Vineyard continues, the hypocrisy of his and his family member’s private jet travel cannot be denied.