John Kerry, who U.S. Senate Republican alleged back in September “falsely claimed” he did not know about Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma, was tapped by “President-elect” Joe Biden as his special presidential envoy for climate change.
Biden’s transition team issued a statement obtained by CNN that said Biden is going to take climate change seriously.
“This marks the first time that the NSC will include an official dedicated to climate change, reflecting the president elect’s commitment to addressing climate change as an urgent national security issue,” the statement said.
Buck Sexton, the host of “The Buck Sexton Radio Show,” mocked Kerry’s selection and pointed out how the former secretary of state is famous for being out of touch with the average American and seems to be pretty savvy at avoiding taxes to protect his wife’s Heinz fortune.
Kerry made headlines back in 2010 when it was reported that he docked his family’s $7 million yacht in Rhode Island in order to avoid paying higher taxes in Massachusetts. NBC News reported at the time that Kerry likely saved about $500,000 in payments to Uncle Sam.
(A spokesman for Kerry at the time denied the boat was there to avoid taxes, and said it was docked there for other reasons, like charter purposes.)
“Trust me when I say this guy flies privately all the time,” Sexton said. “But he’s going to be the climate change czar. That’s right. He won’t make the changes himself, but he does want to make them for you. And you see this keeps repeating. It keeps replaying itself because it’s a mentality. It’s about an approach to life. It’s a way to get out from being held accountable. it’s about what you support publicly, not what you do privately. That is the mantra and the central concept for the left and for Democrats.”
Kerry and Biden are seen by many on the right as two perfect examples of entrenched politicians who’ve benefited personally a great deal from their “call to serve.” The New York Post reported that Kerry was asked last year about Biden’s son Hunter and he responded that he knew nothing about it.
The Senate Republicans, however, said Kerry’s stepson, Chris Heinz, one of Hunter’s business partners, emailed a Kerry staffer back in 2014 to inform him about Hunter’s role in the company. The report claimed that this aide “briefed” Kerry about press inquires into the matter.
Kerry later downplayed his knowledge of Hunter’s role and called the Hunter issue “fraudulent” and an effort to distract from President Trump’s record. A staffer said in 2014, Kerry was “quickly given a heads up” about the reports and nothing more, the paper reported.