Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Said Climate Tsar John Kerry had a history of “breaking” the rules he imposes on Americans after a photo of the Biden official wearing no mask on a commercial flight.
“I guess we can say that it’s better that John Kerry finally decided to do some advertising campaigns rather than move around Gulfstreams all over the world as he tries to supposedly solve the climate crisis,” he said. the senator joked in an interview with “Fox News @ Night” host Shannon Bream.
He added that leaders must “set a good example if they want to impose rules on the American people, they should also try to follow them.”
The passenger – who asked to remain anonymous – told Fox News he saw the Biden wearing his mask at the departure gate, but claimed to take it off shortly after boarding in front of the other passengers.
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“Being an elite hypocrite is hard work!” the passenger said, adding that the plane was almost full.
The passenger said he did not see any of the flight attendants on board asking Kerry to put his mask back on, but noted that Kerry wore it later for most of the flight.
Cotton said he didn’t know all the details around the photo and wanted to show Kerry a little ‘grace’ and ‘recognize that sometimes everyone has a hard time putting their masks on or maybe forget. to put it on, I do not make it known. “
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But he added that Kerry “has a long history of forcing a set of rules on Americans and not following those rules, as evidenced by his jet set around the world to try to save him from climate change when it burns over. of carbon than a person does. in an entire year. “
Kerry took the heat for flying a private jet to Iceland in 2019 to receive a climate leadership award. He defended his actions by saying in an interview that it was “the only choice for someone like me who travels the world to win this battle”.
Kerry responded to the unmasked photo on Twitter saying the slip was “momentary.”
“It feels like there’s a St. Patrick’s Day ‘malarkey’ on Twitter,” Kerry wrote. “Let’s be clear: if I dropped my mask over one ear during a flight, it was momentary. I wear my mask because it saves lives and stops the spread. That’s what science tells us to to do.”
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American Airlines said on Twitter and reiterated in a statement to Fox News that the company will “review” the incident and reiterated that “masks are required” on their planes for everyone.
Houston Keene and Joseph A. Wulfsohn of Fox News contributed to this report.
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