July 9, 2021

 John Kerry Flaunts Airport Mask Mandate

  • Flyover Country

By: Konrad Holden

In Brief:
John Kerry, Biden’s Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, was seen breaking the airport mask mandate while catching a flight in Boston. This is not the first time he has reportedly done this. In March, Kerry was hounded by some media after he was seen not wearing his mask aboard a flight. TSA normally recommends a $250 fine for first-time offenders and a $1,500 fine for repeat offenses. 

The Background: 
On Monday, John Kerry was photographed going through a security check without a mask. This violates Biden’s executive order which requires all passengers and personnel to wear masks throughout the airport and aboard flights.

Kerry was walking into a full-body scanner in the Boston Logan International Airport when the photo was snapped. And a TSA spokeswoman confirmed that masks must be worn at all times, even during security checks.

In March, Kerry was called out by the media when he was photographed not wearing a mask aboard a flight. Kerry dismissed that incident saying if he wasn't wearing a mask it was only temporary.

Kerry’s role as the Special President Envoy for Climate has him flying all over the world meeting and negotiating with other countries about climate change and carbon neutral initiatives. Kerry will be flying to Russia next week to discuss “global climate ambitions” with officials in Moscow. 

Notable Quotes: 

"Let’s be clear: If I dropped my mask to one ear on a flight, it was momentary. I wear my mask because it saves lives and stops the spread. It’s what the science tells us to do." - John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

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