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Cruz blasts Kerry for 'arrogant' statement that solar power job is 'better choice' for workers

FOX News

Texas Republican also tells'Fox News Primetime' to prepare for massive personal tax increases Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, ripped Biden climate czar and former Secretary of State John Kerry on "Fox News Primetime" Wednesday over what Cruz described as degrading comments about blue-collar workers whose jobs were abruptly cut when President Biden canceled the Keystone XL Pipeline permit. At a White House press conference earlier Wednesday, Kerry claimed industrial and energy sector workers are victims of a "false narrative" based in Trump-era economic policy. "They have been fed the notion that somehow dealing with climate is coming at their expense," Kerry said. What is happening to them is happening because of other market forces are already taking place." "It is not a unifying message, and it is not doing the job we should be doing [in] fighting for working men and women in this country," said Cruz. Kerry went on to explain that the workers at risk of losing their jobs should have considered more appropriate jobs in areas that are more likely to be helpful to a future green economy. "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, [which] before COVID was the 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." "What an arrogant, out-of-touch statement for a centimillionaire to say," Cruz shot back. "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.


Emmys 2021: Kerry Washington honors late Michael K. Williams as 'brilliantly talented, generous human being'

FOX News

Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. Kerry Washington paid tribute to the "brilliantly talented" Michael K. Williams at the 2021 Emmy Awards, nearly two weeks after the actor's death. "Michael was -- it's crazy to say'was' -- was a brilliantly talented actor and a generous human being who has left us far too soon," she said Sunday while presenting the nominees for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. "Michael, I know you're here because you wouldn't miss this. Your excellence, your artistry will endure."


Walsh says council push against zoning board noms 'causing a lot of harm'

Boston Herald

Mayor Martin Walsh slammed the pending move at the City Council to throw out some of his Zoning Board appointments, saying that councilors are "causing a lot of harm" by holding up his nominees to the troubled board. "This is for a couple of the councilors about politics right now -- this isn't about moving our process forward," Walsh said. "These actions or inaction by a couple of counselors is causing a lot of harm in our city." City Councilor Michelle Wu, who chairs the Committee on Planning, Development, and Transportation, filed a report this week recommending that her colleagues vote to reject three of Walsh's four appointees. Wu -- who's often seen as a likely mayoral contender in 2021 -- asserts that these nominees should be replaced by candidates who better fit the ZBA reform package passed by council and signed by the mayor last month.


Kerry vows to treat climate change as 'urgent national security threat'

FOX News

Trump questions Biden for already picking Cabinet when Trump's legal team is still fighting'voter fraud.' Senior fellow at King's College Mark Smith weighs in. After four years on the sidelines, John Kerry is getting back into politics to combat climate change. "America will soon have a government that treats the climate crisis as the urgent national security threat it is," the former secretary of state and former longtime senator from Massachusetts tweeted on Monday after President-elect Joe Biden announced he'll name Kerry as the incoming administration's presidential envoy for climate. Kerry "will fight climate change full-time as Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and will sit on the National Security Council," read a statement from Biden's transition team.


Secretary of State John Kerry Knows What a Messy Election Feels Like

WIRED

If it feels like a presidential race has never been worse, well, that might be true. But they've definitely been bad before. And of the few human beings alive who've run for president of the United States, John Kerry perhaps knows best what that feels like. Today he's Secretary of State, but in 2004 he was a senator, war hero, and famed anti-war activist--and the Democratic nominee for the nation's highest office. Kerry was running against President George W. Bush, who'd go on to win his second term.