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Report: U.S. Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s family still owns a private jet

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U.S. Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s family still owns a private jet, according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records, Fox News reported Wednesday.

FAA records indicate a Gulfstream Aerospace jet is currently owned by Flying Squirrel LLC, the name of Kerry’s wife, Teresa Heinz-Kerry’s, private charter jet company.

The plane’s registration certificate was reportedly issued July 2005 and does not expire until Oct. 2023.

Kerry’s campaign made 60 payments to his wife’s charter jet company, totaling $273,171 during his 2004 presidential run, according to Fox News.

As of 2013, Kerry reportedly owned “over $1,000,001” in assets for “Flying Squirrel LLC.”

Kerry was appointed by the Biden administration to tackle the global warming crisis and combat dependence on fossil fuels.

The Biden transition team said in November that Kerry was “an official dedicated to climate change, reflecting the president-elect’s commitment to addressing climate change as an urgent national security issue.”

Private jets have a massive environmental impact and have been estimated to emit upward of 40 times as much carbon per passenger as commercial flights.

Kerry came under fire on Wednesday for saying that fossil fuel workers who lose their jobs as a result of new climate policies should “have better choices,” such as manufacturing solar panels.

“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 during a news conference. “The same people can do those jobs. But the choice of doing the solar power one now is a better choice.”

“What an arrogant, out-of-touch statement for a centimillionaire to say,” Sen. Ted Cruz said in response to Kerry. “You know, ‘You little people, you know, I don’t like the choices you’re making, and so your jobs go away,’ as John Kerry said right there. Quelle surprise that the Democratic elites have decided that blue-collar workers, that union members, that men and women with calluses on their hands, they’ve made the wrong choices, in John Kerry’s words.”

“I’ve asked multiple Biden nominees what they would say to the union workers who just lost their jobs because Joe Biden decided they didn’t deserve a job,” Cruz added. “And essentially nominee after nominee after nominee has said, ‘Well, tough luck.’”

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TX Federal Judge takes ‘extraordinary’ step to ‘fast track’ ruling on Biden’s student loan forgiveness, forego trial

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Just The News reported on an “extraordinary move” by one Texas judge who is prepared to cancel President Biden’s student loan debt forgiveness payments.

U.S. District Judge Mark T. Pittman, a Trump appointee, says he is ready to decide the merits of Biden’s plan and skip the preliminary injunction and customary trial.

“U.S. District Judge Mark T. Pittman had been holding a hearing on a request from the small business group Job Creators Network’s legal arm on behalf of two plaintiffs to issue a preliminary injunction blocking Biden from enacting the debt relief until the legality of his executive order was decided” Just The News reports.

However, Pittman declared “in a five-sentence, one-page order that the government and plaintiff lawyers had made all the necessary arguments and that a trial would not elicit further evidence so he is ready to move to a judgement on the merits of the case.”

“Having held a hearing on Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction and reviewed the related briefing, the Court intends to consolidate as it appears that the Parties have presented their case and no evidence of significance would be forthcoming at trial,” wrote Pittman.

Pittman said he was prepared to advance the preliminary objection request “to a determination on the merits” and gave the Justice Department and plaintiff lawyers until Friday to file any objections to his plan.

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