John Kerry is Joe Biden’s climate czar.
There were already a lot of ears raised when Kerry was given the envoy position due to the fact his wife had ownership in a private jet leasing company.
As it turns out, Kerry is also financially benefiting from Uyghur slave labor, something else he seems to be ignoring during his quest for climate change.
Not My Lane
For any climate deal to work, India and China must be part of the deal.
To work with China, some rather serious issues should be addressed before any deal gets put in place.
At the top of that list is the Chinese use of slave labor by its Uyghur population.
To make matters even worse, slave labor is used in Chinese factories making solar panel parts.
This hits Kerry on both ends.
First, as the climate envoy, it is hard to sell renewable energy when people know the very parts that make it possible are built with slave labor.
Secondly, Kerry has financial investments with companies linked to the manufacturers of these parts.
Point being, he is actually financially benefiting from this slave labor.
Yet, when Kerry was asked if the issue of slave labor would be addressed as part of his talks with the Chinese, he stated, “That’s not my lane here. … My job is to be the climate guy, and stay focused on trying to move the climate agenda forward.”
That response had Republicans outraged.
At the front of the line was Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), who stated, “Kerry has been working against my legislation, and has convinced President Joe Biden to stay silent on the bill.”
A Senate aide added, “What we’ve heard from various folks is that the administration does not want it to pass because it makes things much more difficult to meet their climate objectives.
“Those companies have to prove there’s no slave labor in their supply chain, it’s a very difficult thing to do, the solar industry in particular.
“So we’ve heard that John Kerry is forcefully behind that and potentially some others.”
So, you see, Mr. Kerry, slave labor actually is in your lane because the people of this country would prefer it if our supply chain was not being fulfilled by the Chinese abusing the people of Uyghur.