Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi recently skewered the American people on her high horse saying “we have a moral obligation” to reduce emissions. She even took an emotional page out of Greta Thunberg’s playbook claiming, “for me, it’s a religious thing.”
Despite her plea that we face an “existential threat” due to climate change, Pelosi has spent over $500,000…on ruining the environment! A large amount of money has been spent on private jets since 2020.
Really, she believes it’s everyone else’s “moral” obligation to address it, but not her own. Fox News reports:
According to campaign filings with the Federal Election Commission, Pelosi’s campaign paid a Virginia-based private aviation provider, Advanced Aviation Team, over $437,000 between October 2020 and December 2021 and over $65,000 to Clay Lacy Aviation, a California-based private jet provider.
Private jets are notoriously bad for the environment, producing significantly more emissions per passenger than commercial flights. Pelosi’s campaign spent $67,605 on private air travel just months before she said she viewed tackling the climate crisis as a “religious thing.”
“For me, it’s a religious thing,” she said in November after leading a 21-member congressional delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. “I believe this is God’s creation, and we have a moral obligation to be good stewards.”
In fact, climate change is such an important “overriding issue” said Pelosi, “and China is a leading emitter in the world” that addressing China’s environmental issues “was even more of a priority to discuss with China than its multitude of human rights abuses” reports Fox News.
Pelosi’s liberal buddies are doing their fair share of “ruining the environment” quietly as well. President Biden’s campaign spent over $15 million on private air travel in 2020 all the while claiming climate change was a priority.
The greatest hypocrisy gift of all? Biden’s climate czar himself, John Kerry, took a private jet to Iceland in 2019 to receive the Arctic Circle award for climate leadership. His excuse? He had to! It was “the only choice for somebody like me who is traveling the world to win this battle,” he said in an interview.