Nancy Pelosi has spent nearly $500,000 on private jet travel since 2020 despite her notoriously bad environmental impact and her insistence that the US has a “moral” obligation to address climate change.
Campaign filings with the Federal Election Commission show Pelosi’s campaign paid the Virginia-based Advanced Aviation Team $423,707 between October 2020 and December 2021. Her campaign paid another $65,457 to the California-based provider of private aircraft. Clay Lacy Aviation in January 2021.
The Speaker of the House has described climate change as an ‘existential’ threat and has even suggested, in the face of criticism from others, that the problem is more important than China’s human rights abuses.
“Climate is a major issue, and China is one of the world’s top emitters,” Pelosi said in September.
The Democratic National Committee has also expressed its commitment to addressing climate change as it spends hundreds of thousands on Advanced Aviation Equipment in recent years.
Pelosi led a 21-member congressional delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, in November, where she said her commitment to tackling climate change boils down to her beliefs as a devout Catholic.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s campaign spent $489,164 on private jets from October 2020 to December 2021 despite claiming that climate change is an “existential” threat and that jet use is notoriously bad for the environment.
Pelosi led a 21-member delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, in November, where she said her commitment to tackling climate change boils down to her beliefs as a devout Catholic and her obligation to protect “creation.” of God”.
“To me, it’s a religious thing,” the California Democrat said just three months after spending $67,604.93 on private air travel.
“I believe this is God’s creation, and we have a moral obligation to be good stewards,” he told the crowd at the conference.
Private jets produce significantly more emissions per passenger than commercial flights, leading environmentalists to criticize their continued use.
Pelosi is also facing controversy for opposing rules that prevent lawmakers and their families from trading in the stock market after it was revealed her husband, Paul, traded millions just days after her comments.
Biden climate czar John Kerry has also come under fire for his use of private air travel after the administration promised to make climate change a key priority.
She has also been called out of touch after flaunting her freezer full of high-end ice cream during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic when families relied on government relief checks amid shutdowns and layoffs.
Ironically, Kerry took a private plane to Iceland in 2019 to receive the Arctic Circle Award for climate leadership.
He said in an interview at the time that his mode of transportation is “the only option for someone like me traveling the world to win this battle.”
Fox News calculated in August 2021 that Kerry’s family jet emitted about 30 times more carbon in seven months than the average vehicle does in a full year.
Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign spent more than $15 million on private air travel.
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