John Kerry Says Coal Miners Should Get Jobs In Solar Energy Instead

( John Kerry is back in the D.C. swamp, and he’s already hurting American workers. The newly-appointed United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate said during a press conference this week that the thousands of American workers who will lose their jobs as a result of President Biden’s radical climate change agenda should just get new jobs building solar panels.

As if it’s so easy…

“You look at the consequences of black lung for a miner, for instance, and measure that against the fastest-growing job in the United States before COVID, was solar power technician,” Kerry said. “The same people can do those jobs, but the choice of doing the solar power one now is a better choice.”

Neither President Biden nor Kerry has outlined a plan to get American coal miners and other energy workers into solar panel construction companies, nor have they outlined how the thousands of workers now without a job will make an income until a solar panel job comes along in the future.

Must be easy being a politician, huh?

Kerry, who was the secretary of state under the Obama administration, now plays the role of coordinating with foreign governments on tackling climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The special envoy on climate also failed to acknowledge the tens of thousands of jobs lost after President Biden canceled the Keystone XL Pipeline, and did not explain how those workers can expect to make a living during the rest of this pandemic and economic crisis.

Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas had a lot to say about Kerry.

“John Kerry, who flies in private jets, owned a 76-foot yacht and several mansions, has the carbon footprint of a small nation,” he said on Twitter.

“Yet he tells energy workers to ‘make solar panels’ when the Biden administration kills their job.”

Kerry also publicly pondered the possibility of coal miners entering the wind-turbine industry, but once again offered no explanation of how the government will help workers who have just been unceremoniously fired from an industry that, under President Donald Trump, made the United States energy independent.