President Joe Biden’s special climate envoy Hypocrite John Kerry is under fire after he was photographed maskless on board an American Airlines flight.
The image of the maskless Kerry was first obtained by the Tennessee Star after they obtained it from a fellow passenger who took the photo of Kerry while they were on a flight from Boston to DC on Wednesday.
At the time, Kerry was reportedly not eating or drinking, thereby violating President Joe Biden’s federal mask mandate, which applies to all forms of interstate travel.
But as we’ve seen from the likes of California Governor Gavin Newsom, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and of course, stuttering alcoholic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, COVID rules don’t apply for the ‘Do As I Say, Not As I Do‘ Democrats.
Hypocrite John Kerry Flaunts Biden’s Mask Mandate
@TheTNStar Exclusive: Biden’s @ClimateEnvoy John Kerry, took off his mask as he settled into a book in his first-class seat just before takeoff today on an @AmericanAir flight Boston to DC. He was not eating, nor drinking. He was simply flaunting Biden’s mandatory mask policy. pic.twitter.com/t1wDq9OtxD
— ReporterMcCabe (@NeilWMcCabe2) March 17, 2021
American Airlines Maskless Hypocrisy
American Airlines’ apparently permissive attitude toward Hypocrite John Kerry differs sharply from its treatment of its less powerful customers.
As Fox News reported American Airlines booted a family of 20 off a flight earlier this year for a minor mask infraction.
Or as TuskerDaily reported American Airlines crew cheered after kicking a maskless Karen off their plane.
— Stoned Skoldier (@StonedSkoldier) March 17, 2021
Alerted to the photo, American Airlines vowed to “look into” the incident in multiple Twitter posts, also giving a separate statement to media outlets later on Wednesday evening noting that the company would contact Kerry to reiterate its mask policies.
“The crew did not observe Secretary Kerry without a mask, and they were not alerted by other customers to a non-compliance issue,” an airline spokesperson said. “We continue to review the matter and we are reaching out to Secretary Kerry to underscore that all customers are expected to wear masks for the duration of their trip.”
Seven hours later and American Airlines is still trying to figure out if John Kerry isn’t wearing a mask in that picture of him not wearing a mask. https://t.co/YycAeliCyx
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) March 18, 2021
The passenger who snapped the hot-button photo, who asked not to be named, told Fox News that Kerry had worn his mask before boarding the plane, but removed it soon after finding his seat and only put it back on later in the flight. They heaped mocking praise on the ex-secretary of state.
“I salute our Very Special Presidential Envoy for Climate for not flying private, but instead flying first-class commercial with the rest of us common folk,” joked the passenger. “And while he can’t bring himself to follow his own party’s mask restrictions, we should cut him some slack.”
Being an elite hypocrite is hard work!
Kerry himself stepped in to address the controversy later on Wednesday night, rejecting the allegations as “malarkey” in a distinctly Biden-esque statement.
“Let’s be clear: If I dropped my mask to one ear on a flight, it was momentary. I wear my mask because it saves lives and stops the spread. It’s what the science tells us to do,” Kerry said.
Hypocrite John Kerry
Feels like there’s some St. Patrick’s day “malarkey” afoot on Twitter. Let’s be clear: If I dropped my mask to one ear on a flight, it was momentary. I wear my mask because it saves lives and stops the spread. It’s what the science tells us to do.
— Special Presidential Envoy John Kerry (@ClimateEnvoy) March 17, 2021
While Kerry was vaccinated against the coronavirus last month, American Airlines policy, as well as Biden’s federal mandate, do not exempt those who’ve received the inoculation.