Kennedy Exposes Biden Hack's Ignorance On 'Net-Zero'
Senator John N. Kennedy (R-La.) doesn't suffer fools gladly, as his past few years exposing the ignorance of Biden administration judicial nominees and administration officials has demonstrated. A few months ago Kennedy went viral when he asked one such nominee what Articles V and II of the U.S. Constitution do, to which she replied that she couldn't recall.
More recently he called out Homeland Security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for his forceful advocacy in support of banning assault weapons, asking him what he thinks an assault weapon is, only to discover that Mayorkas hasn't the slightest idea.
Well, now he's moved on to energy policy, and his ability to make Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk sweat when asking him how much net-zero by 2050 will cost and how much he thinks our achieving it will effect global temperatures is a thing of beauty. In case the faceless bureaucrat's resume is unfamiliar to you, here it is:
Prior to his nomination as Deputy Secretary, Turk was the Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), where he focused on helping countries around the world tackle their clean energy transitions. He also directed reports on the digitalization of energy systems, the future of clean hydrogen, and a project tracking progress on a wide range of clean energy technologies.
Turk also served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director at the U.S. National Security Council, where he coordinated interagency legislative affairs efforts by the full range of national security agencies and provided legislative advice to National Security Council decision-making. He also previously worked at the U.S. Department of State, including as Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change and helping to coordinate New Start Treaty ratification efforts in the U.S. Senate.
Turk was born in Quito, Ecuador...
Doing the jobs Americans won't do, apparently. (Who sets out to be a "deputy special envoy for climate change"?) Now here is Turk, in all his obtuse, bafflegabistic, unnecessary desk-jockey glory:
Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk gives Senator John Kennedy the run around when he was asked specific questions that he should already know the answers to: “…Give me your best estimate… how soon do you think the United States of America would be carbon neutral?…you don’t… pic.twitter.com/lidgFn7X1i
— ꪻꫝể ꪻꫝể (@TheThe1776) May 4, 2023
Many senators -- perhaps most -- act like they're perpetually filming a campaign commercial. Senator Kennedy's down-home style is different. At 71, he's neither manic nor a bomb thrower. Instead he's as slow and steady as his Louisiana drawl. But he does his homework, and he invariably gives his victims the rope they need to hang themselves. One of the most underrated members of Congress, the gentleman from Louisiana is doing the Lord's work in exposing these phonies for who they really are. Too bad there aren't more like him.