CNN’s Zakaria Corners John Kerry on Biden Killing Energy Jobs: Kerry: ‘COVID actually offers us the opportunity to build back better because the economy has been rocked’
By Joseph Vazquez
Liberal CNN host Fareed Zakaria cornered Climate Envoy John Kerry on the Biden administration’s executive orders that killed thousands of U.S. jobs.
Zakaria took the time to throw Kerry at least one curveball in an interview on the Jan. 31 edition of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS. Zakaria pointed out how Biden’s executive orders on climate change have destroyed jobs: “You talk about [the transition away from fossil fuels] being exciting and the marketplace telling people to do this.” He continued: “But right now there are areas where President Biden’s actions will put people out of work. Canceling the Keystone pipeline. The decision on no new fracking on new federal lands. Those governmental decisions are going to put people out of work, in fact, already are doing so.”
Zakaria questioned Kerry: “What do you say to those people?” Kerry — apparently caught off guard — avoided answering by bumbling that, “We’re a great nation at creating jobs.” Then Kerry blurted out that his boss saw the coronavirus as an opportunity to change the economy because he alleged the virus itself had crashed it. Of course, Kerry ignored how it was state governments that forced businesses across the country to shut down, causing massive spikes in unemployment and crippling the economy artificially:
As the president has said — as President Biden has said many times — that COVID actually offers us the opportunity to build back better because the economy has been rocked. As we come back, we will be putting major investments into various sectors of the economy to get it moving again.”
Sounds very similar to when liberal billionaire George Soros said the coronavirus was “a revolutionary moment when the range of possibilities is much greater than in normal times.” What Kerry is suggesting in building “back better” also sounds like Soros’s 2019 statement that he was “really trying to bend [the arc of history] in the right direction.”
Kerry — earlier in the interview — praised the “very exciting economic transition” away from fossil fuels. The interview followed President Joe Biden’s executive blitz on climate change. Kerry even outrageously stated that the transition away from fossil fuels was happening because “the demand is there.” That’s despite the fact that the U.S. government had been forcing the matter via executive orders. Zakaria still stressed the need for an economically disastrous “carbon tax.” Kerry agreed and called it “one of the most significant, bold steps you can take to actually have an impact in a rapid way.”
Kerry, in his statements, was also being very hypocritical. Fox News reported recently that the Kerry family’s private jet had emitted approximately 116 metric tons of carbon over the past year. “The typical passenger vehicle emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year,” reported Fox News.
Kerry even had the audacity to say that “people don’t lose their job in the transition to electric cars because the car still has to be built. The wheels have to be put on it. The electric, the batteries have to be put in it, and people are going to work at doing those things.”
Kerry’s response wasn’t an answer to what Zakaria had asked, but the host failed afterward to get Kerry to focus back on the question.
The New York Post Editorial Board summarized that Biden’s executive order killing the Keystone XL pipeline “aborted” 11,000 jobs. In addition, “The American Petroleum Institute estimates the drilling ban will cost the US economy $700 billion and kill nearly a million jobs by the end of next year.”
Naturally, Kerry avoided addressing any of this.