|Posted by JJ The Psychotherapist on June 16, 2022 at 9:55 PM|
Republicans propose bill to ban funding of Kerry's climate czar role
Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas and many other Republicans are supporting legislation to limit the use of government funding for the job of special presidential envoy for climate, which is now held by John Kerry.
"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," the bill's text states.
Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Lauren Boebert of Colorado, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Mary Miller of Illinois, Louie Gohmert of Texas, Andy Biggs of Arizona, and Greg Steube of Florida co-sponsored the "No Taxpayer Funding For Climate Zealots Advancing Radical Schemes Act"
"Hardworking Americans are struggling every day to afford gas and electricity because of the disastrous energy policies peddled by hysterical fools like John Kerry," Roy said, according to a press release. "If we're going to fight for energy freedom in this country, we have to defund climate tyrants like John Kerry; my bill would do just that."
John Kerry has been pushing climate alarmism even as Americans struggle financially due to rising gas costs – the AAA national average price for a gallon of normal petrol is $5.009 as of Thursday.
Kerry stated last week that "energy security concerns are driving" the belief that further drilling and a return to coal are necessary — but he rejected that line of thought.
"No, we don't. We absolutely don't," Kerry declared, adding that "we have to prevent a false narrative from entering into this or ... we are cooked."
Kerry served as Secretary of State for a time during President Barack Obama's presidency. Kerry, who had previously served as a U.S. senator from Massachusetts for more than two decades, was defeated in the 2004 presidential election by incumbent Republican President George W. Bush.