About a month ago, emails from John Kerry's office were released via an FOIA request.
The moment I saw the names redacted, I suggested that outside groups were calling the shots regarding climate policy.
We now know that to be fact.
To that point, the GOP has finally caught on and is demanding that Kerry answer for it.
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) is leading the charge in this effort.
He stated, "We need to know the extent to which Special Envoy John Kerry is farming his work out to progressive environmentalists, which could be a violation of federal law."
The letter continued, "As has been publicly reported, groups have demanded that the State Department elevate climate change above all national security, great power competition, and human rights considerations, to 'the top of all [foreign policy] decisions.'
"They have also advised the Department that 'anyone with a history of blocking climate action must be disqualified from senior international appointments.'"
Protect the Public's Trust (PPT) was the group that unearthed the emails.
PPT Director Michael Chamberlain stated, "For an administration claiming to be guided by the science, there are more than a few indications that the input of their political allies may be a bigger driver of policy.
"Little wonder that the American public's trust in its government is in free fall."
A State Department spokesman tried to defend Kerry's office, stating, "The Department of State's leadership in combating the global climate crisis is supported by diplomats, negotiators, and subject matter experts with diverse backgrounds and decades of knowledge and experience from the public sector, academia, NGOs, and the private sector."
First, there is a significant difference between having input and dictating policy.
Secondly, the groups we have seen contributing were major donors, meaning they bought influence to help construct policies that will benefit their organizations.
Policy is supposed to reflect the will of the people, not the big-money donors that helped put these morons in office.
Nothing will come of this until the GOP can take back Congress, but we should see an avalanche of investigations once that happens.
Source: Fox News