John Kerry Makes ‘Utterly Offensive’ Gaffe About Ukraine

President Joe Biden’s outgoing climate czar, former Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry (D) made an odd remark about the war in Ukraine that has drawn criticism and scorn during a press conference in Washington on Tuesday, his second-to-last day on the job before he steps away to work for Biden’s 2024 campaign and teach at Yale University.

Kerry, who was the Democrat Party’s presidential candidate in 2004, said that the world might “feel better” about the Russian Federation’s military invasion of Ukraine if Russia reduced its carbon footprint on the atmosphere. If it was an attempt at making a joke, it did not go over so well as the war nears its 750th day and continues to claim lives and disrupt the economy.

“Russia is one of the largest emitters in the world,” Kerry began. “If Russia wanted to show good faith, they could go out and announce what their reductions are going to be and make a greater effort to reduce emissions. Maybe that would open up the door for people to feel better about what Russia is choosing to do at this point in time.”

The response from critics was swift and mocking. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wrote in a post on X, formerly Twitter, “At this point, the Biden admin is like a continuous SNL skit.”

A commentator replied in jest, “Yes, if only Russia would recycle during war time.”

“Ask Lurch about the pipeline they blew up – That is a load of emissions!” another commentator answered. “Lurch” refers to “The Addams Family” television show character, a Frankenstein’s monster-looking butler on the series. It was the late AM talk radio host Rush Limbaugh’s nickname for Kerry.

“I had to listen to this three times to make sure Kerry really said this. And he did. Embarrassing beyond words, and quite frankly, utterly offensive!” International Legal Forum CEO Arsen Ostrovsky wrote on X. His non-profit fights for Israel, against terrorism, and against anti-semitism in international law.

Meanwhile, Kerry’s comments are especially insensitive considering the fact that tens of thousands of people have died in this war.

“31,000 Ukrainian military personnel have been killed in this war. Not 300,000, not 150,000, not whatever Putin and his deceitful circle have been lying about,” Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky said on Feb. 25. “But nevertheless, each of these losses is a great sacrifice for us.”