John Kerry Shows Contempt In Refusal To Share Climate Office Identities

John Kerry Shows Contempt In Refusal To Share Climate Office Identities

  • April 11, 2024

James Cross, Publination

Passing the torch is an important part of politics. It’s a fact that nobody can remain in office forever, and leaving a legacy that you’re proud of is a stated goal of many career politicians. Not every move will be popular, though, and that is a fact that nearly every politician has stumbled on at least once during their careers.

John Kerry has found himself on the short end of public opinion multiple times over his lengthy political career. Kerry first got into politics in 1985, when he served in the United States Senate for the state of Massachusetts. He remained in that role until 2013, with a brief stint as the Democratic nominee for president in 2004.

An envoy for the United States, Kerry worked with multiple other countries on climate change policies. These countries include China, India, and the Middle East. The goal of this work was to help these other countries meet emissions goals and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels, with some limited success.

In January of 2024, sources close to Kerry revealed that he was going to be stepping down from his position as climate change envoy in order to work with the 2024 Biden presidential campaign. Biden and Kerry have worked together for many decades, going all the way back to both men’s time in the United States senate, and this is a logical continuation of their political partnership.

Kerry’s office, in public payroll records, has revealed an annual payroll of $4.3 million. This is a significant amount of money, and many conservatives have made a racket over finding out who is being paid what in the office, to ensure transparency of allocation of taxpayer dollars.

However, after being shut down yet again, Michael Chamberlain, director of Protect the Public’s Trust, told the Herald that Kerry was being contemptuous in his refusal.

“This combination of secrecy and arrogance has been the hallmark of this powerful State Department unit,” he said. “To suggest it would be a violation of privacy to name the Director of Communications, for example – a person making more than $180,000 per year to, ironically, craft public messaging – shows naked contempt for taxpayers.”

He finished, “The American public funds the paycheck of every person in this office, and they’re entitled to know whom they’re paying and what for.”

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