Climate czar John Kerry was caught not wearing his mask while reading a book (not a momentary act as Kerry has claimed) on an American Airlines flight despite a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mandate requiring masks on flights.
The photo, which was first posted by conservative outlet the Tennessee Star, shows the former secretary of state wearing his mask hanging off one ear as he reads a book in first class.
Fox News confirmed the photo’s authenticity with the passenger, who wished to remain anonymous. The passenger shared an image of his boarding pass with Fox News to confirm he was on the flight.
“Being an elite hypocrite is hard work!” the passenger added. The plane was mostly full, the passenger said.
The passenger told Fox News that they did not see any flight attendants instructing Kerry to put his mask back on but noted that Kerry later wore it for most of the flight.
American Airlines said on Twitter and reiterated in a statement to Fox News that the company would be “looking into” the incident and reiterated that “masks are required” on their planes for everyone. Source: Fox News.
We doubt that American Airlines will do anything significant given Kerry’s position of power and friendship with Biden. Ordinary people might be subjected to a fine and potentially lose their flight privileges; we fault Kerry, not because of his mask miscue but because he has been such a hypocrite on the issue. While his boss, in name only, rigorously campaigned on the issue of mask-wearing, Kerry’s actions reveal their real thoughts on the importance of wearing masks.