The new bill would bar federal funding for current climate czar John Kerry and other envoys who traverse the globe preaching environmentalist dogma at considerable taxpayer expense, Just The News reported.
Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, joined seven other house members on the legislation, which would target travel expenses and salaries for the newly invented executive staff with Cabinet-level influence.
“Hard-working 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.
“The Biden administration’s jet-setting climate czar is actively destroying reliable American energy by saddling us with outrageous commitments at hypocritical climate conferences, pressuring banks not to lend to fossil fuel producers, and fighting to end oil and gas production,” he added.
Kerry—the failed 2004 presidential candidate who oversaw the much-ballyhooed Iran nuclear deal as secretary of State during the Obama administration—has faced criticism and backlash for his handling of the perceived climate crisis.
When Russia invaded Ukraine earlier this year, he expressed frustration that attacks against innocent people could distract the world from “the climate crisis.”
Kerry has also faced backlash for flying around the world in a private jet in the age of video conferencing to attend conferences aimed at reducing carbon-dioxide emissions.
Last year, he stunned engineers by admitting that much of his vision for clean energy depended on technologies “we don’t yet have.”
Most agree that his plans just aren’t feasible in his 20-year time frame.
In recent years, even Democrat constituents have accused the party of being “all talk” when it comes to climate change. They are also accused of failing to formulate a meaningful plan.
Republicans recently published a climate-change plan of their own. However, it encourages and facilitates an “all-of-the-above” option, rather than limiting what producers may do.
Their goal is to help lower gas prices while allowing the private sector to explore new opportunities for energy production.