A letter issued recently by chairman of the Republican-led House Oversight and Accountability Committee, John Comer (Rep, KY), states the body will be investigating secret negotiations that Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC) John Kerry held with the Chinese Communist Party.
House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., is probing Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC) John Kerry’s secretive negotiations with his Chinese counterparts.
Comer informed Kerry in a letter sent Thursday afternoon that the committee, under his leadership, has opened an investigation into Kerry’s role in the Biden administration and, in particular, his high-level climate negotiations with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). To date, Kerry has ignored information and document requests from Comer and other committee Republicans sent when they were in the minority.
“To date, you have failed to respond to any of our requests,” Comer wrote to Kerry. “Yet, you continue to engage in activities that could undermine our economic health, skirt congressional authority, and threaten foreign policy under the guise of climate advocacy.”
“The Committee requests documents and information to understand your role and provide necessary transparency over the SPEC and its activities,” he continued. “As a member of the President’s cabinet, you should be representing the United States’ interests. Your statements, however, consistently show disregard for American national security and taxpayer dollars.”
Comer cited an Associated Press interview Kerry gave last year where he admitted working with the Chinese to form organization geared to reduce carbon emissions. Simultaneously, Comer is concerned about the amount of commitment linked to Kerry’s consultations and priorities and gave Biden’s climate czar until February 16th to comply with Comer’s requests despite Kerry’s ignoring the committee chairman’s numerous requests.
Kerry stands accused of organizing secret agreements with foreign governments and, while this sounds serious, time will tell if anything will come of it.