(DCWatchdog.com) – Believe it or not, Joe Biden’s reelection campaign will bring something good into this world – as it has emerged that the notorious Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, will now be quitting his post to tour the country to campaign for the president.
Kerry is set to exit his role to support President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign, according to a report from Axios cited by The Daily Caller.
The current special climate change envoy is reportedly leaving the Biden administration later this winter.
He believes that aiding in Biden’s re-election for the 2024 race is the most effective way for him to continue advocating for his climate policy goals.
The report points out that during his term as the climate czar, Kerry has focused on increasing collaboration with China on climate change issues, due to its status as a major polluter.
In July 2023, Kerry acknowledged China’s efforts in green initiatives, stating, “the country was doing an ‘incredible job.’”
The report observes that Kerry has been a pivotal figure in climate diplomacy since the beginning of President Biden’s term, having been named for the position in November 2020.
His role has involved extensive interactions with various world leaders and climate officials, aimed at fostering cooperation and agreement on climate initiatives and advancing the president’s environmental agenda.
The Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, under Kerry’s leadership, has faced scrutiny over issues of transparency and suspected collaborations with hardline environmental groups.
A notable criticism is that Kerry’s office cost taxpayers $4.3 million in salaries, a figure uncovered through a Freedom of Information Act request.
This request also brought to light that the names and some titles of the employees in Kerry’s office were redacted.
In a significant move as the climate czar, Kerry, in November, proposed the allocation of millions of dollars to an international climate reparations fund.
Speaking at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore, he suggested this fund would provide financial assistance to poorer countries that argue they have been adversely affected by climate change.
This proposal comes amidst calls from some developing nations and climate activists for the US to contribute up to $100 billion to support the countries most impacted by climate change.
A former US senator from Massachusetts, Kerry was the Democrats’ defeated presidential candidate in 2004, later serving as Obama’s secretary of state.