However, the video’s re-emergence, ignited by the Twitter profile “Wide Awake Media” has prompted several prominent figures within the Republican Party to respond vehemently to Kerry’s views.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, quickly condemned the resurfaced remarks, stating, “Nothing to see here. Just hypocritical Dems wanting to bankrupt every farmer in America….”
Nothing to see here.
Just hypocritical Dems wanting to bankrupt every farmer in America…. https://t.co/QavnjQL215
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 31, 2023
Similarly, Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., expressed his disbelief in the now-viral video, calling Kerry’s claim that farming and agriculture are responsible for carbon emissions “ridiculous.”
Rep. Mary Miller chimed in and took a fired-up stance, accusing Kerry of launching a “War on Farming.”
Miller vowed to eliminate funding for his office altogether. She further noted that leftists in Europe were also targeting farmers, drawing parallels between their policies and the direction Kerry’s statements seem to endorse.
Conservative attorney Rogan O’Handley weighed in on the issue, denouncing Kerry’s resurfaced remarks as those of “genocidal tyrants.” He accused Kerry and other climate policy advocates of pushing for depopulation.
“These sick people are all but openly calling for depopulation,” O’Handley said. “John Kerry talks about how farming is creating too many carbon emissions and needs to be cut back. Yes, he wants to starve the world to ‘change the weather.’”
The resurfaced video comes two weeks after Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, re-introduced legislation aimed to cut funding for President Joe Biden’s special presidential envoy for climate, the title awarded to Kerry.
“Climate czar John Kerry is the poster child for the Biden administration’s anti-energy policies that are destroying both our economy and national security,” Roy said in a press release on July 20. “It’s time to defund anti-energy climate bureaucrats like John Kerry once and for all.”