Exclusive: Maskless Climate Envoy Kerry Endangers Passengers on Boston to DC Flight


John Forbes Kerry, the U.S. special presidential envoy for climate, while sitting in first-class, took off his mask today as he settled into his book moments before his American Airlines flight from Boston to Washington took off.

The so-called Climate Envoy was not eating, nor drinking, even though first-class passengers are often served before take-off.

In its Feb. 1 press release, “American Airlines Aligns Existing Mask Requirements with US Government Mandate,” the airline’s Chief Operating Officer David Seymour said American would fully comply with President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s mask regulations.

“Our mask requirement has been and will continue to be a critical component of our comprehensive effort to protect the health and well-being of our customers and team members during the pandemic,” said Seymour. “This federal mandate will provide additional support to our crew members who are working diligently to enforce our policy and further reinforce the safety of air travel during COVID-19.”

“As before, customers are required to wear masks for the duration of their journey, including at the airport and on board the aircraft. Children under the age of two will continue to be exempt from the mask requirement,” the release said. “Consistent with U.S. government directives, individuals who refuse to wear a mask may be denied boarding, removed from the aircraft or subject to penalties under federal law, in addition to being barred from future travel with American.”

In his March 11 address to the Nation, Biden said: “We need everyone to get vaccinated. We need everyone to keep washing their hands, stay socially distanced, and keep wearing the masks as recommended by the CDC.”

The Center for Disease Control issued a Jan. 29 order, under its authority from the Public Health Act, that became effective Feb. 2, which reads in part: “People must wear masks that cover both the mouth and nose when awaiting, boarding, traveling on, or disembarking public conveyances. People must also wear masks when entering or on the premises of a transportation hub in the United States.”

The order specifically rules out scarves, ski masks, balaclavas, or bandannas or even shirt or sweater collars, such as turtleneck collars pulled up over the mouth and nose.

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Neil W. McCabe is a Washington-based national political reporter for The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. In addition to the Star Newspaper, he has covered the White House, Capitol Hill and national politics for One America News, Breitbart, Human Events and Townhall. Before coming to Washington, he was a staff reporter for Boston’s Catholic paper, The Pilot, and the editor of two Boston-area community papers, The Somerville News and The Alewife. McCabe is a public affairs NCO in the Army Reserve and he deployed for 15 months to Iraq as a combat historian.  





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  6. Kathleen Janoski

    Contact American Airlines.
    I did. No doubt I will receive a wishy washy word salad as a reply.
    Don’t you know…kick a four-year-old autistic boy off a plane because he cannot wear a mask…reduce an elderly woman to tears because she dropped her mask for a minute to take a sip of liquid….but, the elites are exempt from the rules that imprison us.

    1. anonymous

      He knows it only makes (possibly) 1.3% difference give or take a margin of 3%

    2. You can’t see his tray table, So how do we know hes not eating or drinking?

      1. Horatio Bunce

        You really gonna go with he’s eating or drinking the book he’s holding?

  7. JJ Whorley

    Nah. He had an indisputable reason I’m sure. But probably it was just Ted Cruz again in a Kerry mask. Because pretty much the entire planet knows the evil Cruz is the ONLY celeb/politician/known person who would EVER do such a thing, and we must crucify Cruz and Cruz alone at all times, no matter what anyone else does.
    (I hope you caught the heavy, dripping sarcasm from this Texan!)

    1. ATC

      You may cast it as sarcasm, but I call it truth. Ted Cruz is caca, and so is your governor and most of your state governing apparatus. How’s the heat and water there these days?

      1. anonymous

        Heat and water are fine here in the Great State of Texas!
        Would have had no been no problems at all if our power plants had not been throttled by the federal government regulations. Also, if we weren’t depending in part on the wind turbines which are unreliable.

  8. Reef Point

    washington elitist swamp creature. they all think they are above the law. go away.

    1. dew jew

      2020 kerrys wife still owns slaves in her homeland

  9. Victor Mature

    Who cares? This is no big deal.

    1. Marilyn Shepherd

      No one has to wear face nappies, they have become a western fetish.

  10. Joey Smo

    This man is the most arrogant putz

  11. sgt buk

    He is Washington Royalty rules for thee but not for me. He is a stuffed suit Politician with no Honor or Integrity, he even registered his boat in another state to not pay taxes.

  12. BenR

    When is Biden going to show his outrage and fire Kerry for not following the mask protocol?

    1. ChuckM

      Biden might take him out back and beat him up

      1. John Adams

        Two thumbs up!

  13. Ed Harley

    Ahhh democrats, the party of “Do what we tell you! Because we will never do it ourselves since we are so far above you, peasant!” . Still not sure how they keep getting votes, there really must be a LOT of stupid out there.

    1. AZfederalist

      That’s why mail-in voting was set up.

  14. John Adams

    Kerry just showing what he thinks about the rest of us riff-raff. He is an elitist.

  15. Helen Lovejoy

    Oh Dear Lord! Won’t someone PLEASE think of the Children!!

  16. John W Cook

    Whether cutting in line at a Martha’s Vineyard coffee shop. Or not wearing a mask on a plane. Rules don’t apply to the haughty John Kerry.

  17. R Buckley

    Typical snowflakes. One minute you’re fighting against the mask mandate, claiming it’s your right not to be “suffocated”, all while cheering a madman for the last 4 years whose ignorance caused good men like Herman Cain to die, but then y’all go nuts when a successful politician (most likely fully vaccinated, mind you) sits quietly on a plane without a mask on. Pick your battle, please and don’t even try to use a scientific basis for your argument, you abandoned that a long time ago. SHEEP.

    1. Lit’L Domo

      My wife is fully vaccinated and she still has to wear her mask on the airplanes. So how is it different for this POS!
      The law is the law of the United States, all must apply!!! No science to it at all, just simple common sense.

      1. Joe smith

        The dems are communists and Nazis and stand for US last not first. They rather see our country go to shit and be destroyed because they only care for themselves and not for the people of this great country. They are all POS. Of individuals. F them alll.

    2. Horatio Bunce

      Typical goalpost-moving sheep. People ARE still fighting the do-nothing mask mandate. The maskholes just won’t believe not wearing masks are “killing grandma” when it is their champions of hypocrisy who are doing the killing. Not interested in your strawman about Trump (stop moving the goalpost again). How many “good men” did Kerry kill by not wearing his mask on the plane? Doesn’t matter if he’s vaccinated with Gates/Fauci’s gene therapy shot(s). Their junk science says their mRNA gene therapy won’t prevent infection or spread of Coronahoax, must wear masks (not sure how many) forever anyway, so Kerry is still “killing grandma” without his mask.

    3. Juancarlos

      “Most likely full vaccinnated”

      Interesting for you to make that assumption. Vaccination status doesn’t negate mask mandates. I know as I am a diamond medallion who is vaccinated and has complained several times about it. But please keep defending this man with your baseless assumptions because his views align with your political opinions!

    4. AZfederalist

      You don’t understand calling out hypocrisy, do you?

      /Of course not, you are a leftist

  18. Spinay

    “Do as I say, not as I do” Elites’ Kerry. John, I’m going to fly around the world on jets, stay in fancy hotels, eat fine food, and collect a nice speaking fee so I can preach to you about climate change, Kerry. He is either the spokes person for the biggest con in the world, or the leader of the biggest bunch of gullible morons.

  19. John Hodorowski

    One airlines declared an emergency and landed because a 4 yr old refused to wear a mask. Why not cancel the flight for this Bozo. Second did he pay for the seat or was it the taxpayers dollar ? He should be in Coach to show he is one of the people not an elitist. Hypocrisy in Government every where you look.

    1. Christine

      You don’t understand. We are not the same as him. he is a god!

  20. JV JJ

    When Kerry (“Mr. Oratory”) speaks, he generates so much hot air, that he probably feels that he doesn’t need a mask. His long, boring overdone speeches would indicate that any mask he wears should be made of adhesive tape.

    1. ChuckM

      Industrial strength duct tape.

  21. Daniel Silvan

    Oh My God! He is just wearing ONE mask? And where is the flight attendant enforcer to berate him to tears for momentarily removing his mask, like happened recently to an elderly woman who momentarily removed her mask so she could have a drink of water?

  22. Alessandro Neckels

    Why are people so eager to aggravate other people’s lives? He is not wearing his mask, maybe just for a couple of minutes. Sooooo what? Give me a break. Get a life. And don’t complain if someone one day will do the same to you or worse.

    1. Lachlan McLaghlan

      Do you feel he should be under pressure to lead by example? He certainly does not mind telling you and me what to do.

      This morning the “party line” from Kerry was that he had momentarily dropped his mask while adjusting it. It certainly appears that he is flying his mask at half staff from his left ear.

    2. Gamera

      In general you are 100 percent correct, the problem however is that the ‘little people’ have to live by the rules these liberals always set for everyone else. I wonder if Kerry had lunch with Newsom at French Laundry that day? That’s the problem, ‘do as I say, not as I do.’

    3. ktalken

      I have a life and this makes me pretty mad. Obviously you don’t care that it’s OK for the elite to do what they want, but us sheep need to follow their orders. Recently a plane turned around because a passenger wouldn’t wear their mask. It’s too bad you are so blinded by the left.

    4. joe blow

      youre part of the problem. ok for you abd your homie here but not anyone else. you probably think my response is racist

    5. Miz Bettye

      Probably because, in this case, John Kerry is an insufferable elitist hypocrite. He deserves any shade thrown at him.

    6. Roberto

      Exellent comment!

  23. John

    The absolutely clear scientific validity of the guidance is not impacted on any way by hypocrisy real or not..

    The virus is real, 530,000 Americans are really dead from it, it’s really a global pandemic, masks really do reduce spread and you should absolutely get the vaccine when you’re eligible to do so.

    1. MM

      All animals are equal…

    2. Victor Mature

      Thanks Mom.

    3. Mikel Alatza

      I thought Herman Munster was dead?

  24. Lachlan McLaghlan

    Why the long face, Mr. Secretary?
    Lurch actually looks better with a mask

  25. Captain Obvious

    This a$$hole thinks the rules don’t apply to him! Someone on that plane should have walked over to him and physically snapped a mask on his ugly mug! We have 4 more years of this piece of crap!

  26. Ya

    Ya ok…no one sees the mask hanging from his left ear? More like nj ice opportunity shot…just waiting to take it off to snap the pic. Look at all of you guys salivating like jackals. Enjoy the red meat!

  27. Ronald Smith

    I would assume the other elites and privileged who fly first class don’t really give a shit about masks. What do they know that we don’t know?? He could care less about being seen without a mask or photographed.

    1. Happy Tew Bee Hear

      the phrase is ‘couldn’t care less.’ as ‘could care less’ means that he in fact could indeed really care less than he already does care.

  28. Johnny Kay

    Politicians, high-level government employees, and “celebrities” do not follow the pandemic rules they create for the rest of us because they know there is no real danger, that the coronavirus “pandemic” is a fraud — an invisible, all-purpose enemy to which the government can attribute any dangers it wants to frighten and control us.

    If hospital waiting rooms and hallways were filled with sick COVID-19 patients; ICUs were filled with dying COVID-19 patients; hospitals had so many dead COVID-19 patients that they needed to rent refrigerated trucks to use as temporary morgues (they’re playing that again in El Paso, New York, and Los Angeles); hospitals had so many COVID-19 patients that they needed to put them in parking garages (now playing in Reno, Nevada); hospitals had so many COVID-19 patients that they were putting them in conference rooms, gift shops, and tents, and turning away ambulances (now playing in California); and there were so many dead COVID-19 patients that coffin-makers were running out of pine (!) to make coffins (also now playing in California) — wouldn’t we all know personally at least a few people who had died or had become severely ill from COVID-19?

    OK — do you?

    And isn’t it just amazing that, in countries claiming high rates of COVID-19, cases of flu are down 90-95%? It should be obvious to all but the most stubbornly obtuse that flu cases and flu fatalities are being counted as COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 fatalities to inflate the numbers.

    The international corporate elite that runs things behind the scenes and controls our politicians has taken an illness no more dangerous than the common flu (and probably far less so) and turned it into an excuse for an enormous expansion of government power and an enormous redistribution of resources — literally, trillions of dollars — from the citizens to the corporate elite.

    There is no legitimacy to any of it — none of it is real. The masks, the “social distancing”, the “social bubbles”, the “self-isolation”, the “self-quarantining”, the “contact tracing”, the “flattening the curve”, the “alone together”, the shutdowns, the lockdowns, the pointless testing, the staged frenzy to “develop” a vaccine, the bans on assemblies and large groups, the restrictions on churches and prayer groups — none of that is to keep us safe, but all of it is to condition us to accept more government control, more arbitrary regimentation, more transfers of taxpayer money to the corporate elite, the destruction of small businesses and the independent businessmen who own them, and mandatory vaccination.

    If there had never been a declared “pandemic”, never any mention of COVID-19, never any lockdowns, shutdowns, social distancing, etc., the 2020 flu season would have passed by uneventfully — and not even been noted as a particularly bad one at that.

    We have been lied to from the beginning.

    The government and the corporate media can invent any number of deaths that they want and any number of “cases” that they want; create whatever number of ever-more-deadly “new strains” of COVID-19 they want; and continue with the ever-more-absurd stories of hospitals so overcrowded with COVID-19 patients that they must put them in parking garages, conference rooms, tents, and gift shops, and morgues so full of dead COVID-19 patients that they must store them in refrigerated trucks — and most people will still buy it.

    The majority just cannot accept that politicians, government employees, and the corporate media lie about everything — not just about little things, but everything.

    The starting point for knowing the truth is to believe the opposite of what the government and the corporate media tell us.

    1. ginandtonic

      Do you know who he IS?

    2. Ben

      So your logic is because you’ve never personally seen anyone died or ill by covid-19, it’s all a hoax?
      Have you ever met an Arab terrorist? Have you?
      Have you ever met an illegal alien? Have you?
      And on a more positive note:
      Have you ever met Jesus Christ? Have you?
      So then, these are all a hoax???

    3. Sniffle cough

      You are truly a remarkable person. In fact equally inventive with your theory.

      1. Icky Poo

        You have to admit that this fine gentleman made his money the old fashioned way.

        Marrying rich old widows.

    4. Lamont Cranston

      “The international corporate elite that runs things behind the scenes and controls our politicians…”

      Tinfoil’s on sale at WalMart.

      1. Horatio Bunce

        Then just keep wearing your face diaper (or an old scarf as recommended by the US Surgeon General) to protect you from virus particles they cannot possibly filter, LOL. And then remind yourself that the elite he referenced don’t seem to need to do that – even in viral “hot spots”… especially when off camera.

    5. Jim

      I could not have said this better myself.

    6. Derek d Young

      Here here. and johns hopkins released a report about the overall death toll in US is the same as last year, BUT, theyve seen less cardiac deaths , less flu deaths and mortality rate in general is down by how much…….almost exactly the amount that has been attributed to covid. now that being said my oldest brother is ib the hospital from a covid infection and hes in bad shape. he has diabetes and now hes on dialisis as well. my daughter and her husband both got it and they were over it in less than a week , she was pregnant at the time and he has a heart condition, just fyi. I like your comments though.

  29. Ketchup Lurch

    Rules and laws are only for the peasants, not his lordship John Ketchup Kerry

    1. Lilly

      Rules for thee, and not for me.

  30. yarply

    he knows there is no pandemic.

  31. Jim

    It’s an outrage when Rand Paul does it, too, everyday.

    If only Jet Li lived next door to Rand Paul!

    1. Just sayin’

      Rand Paul knows the truth about the virus. That’s why. It’s not because he’s a hypocrite like Kerry. Sen. Paul has been very vocal about his disbeliefs about masks.

  32. Nick Cignetti

    One word says it all USELESS.

  33. bob

    Cut the guy some slack. The last time he flew commercial Pan Am was flying the China Clipper.

    1. ODAY


  34. MAR

    Rules are for the, “Little People”, DC swamp in full bloom! Wonder how a high fine will be on the airline and Kerry from the feds? Wouldn’t hold my breath waiting!

  35. Ron Welch

    Well, according to “the science”, of the climate change agenda, CO2 is a pollutant and wearing a mask would force John Kerry to inhale his own CO2.

    But CO2 is a natural component of our atmosphere and an essential of the lifecycle. But breathing it in concentrations that are too high under a mask is bad for us. So we should all have the same right and privilege as our government EMPLOYEE, John Kerry, even though he is on a doe Islam mission to save us all–from climate change.

  36. Ulfberht

    Mr Heinz is a leftist POS.

  37. Sifter

    Mask, what mask? Democrats don’t need no stinkin’ masks…../s

  38. Circus Maximus

    John Kerry aka – LURCH.

  39. Circus Maximus

    Duct tape is a more appropriate mask for politicians to be wearing as most of what they utter is more dangerous than the virus.

  40. Erik Szpyra

    What a fool, he flies around the world to tell us not to fly around the world, his own party demands us to wear masks and be careful, and he ignores that as well. This is a A-class #1 buffoon.

  41. Syd Bloom

    Don’t you peasants get it yet? <r Kerry and his fellow Leftists are privileged and special people who can not abide the same treatment as you common rabble. Your job and only tasks are to suck it up, do what you are told, and fork over your earnings to the more deserving and special people. These select few are your masters and you had better keep your mouths shut about it or you can suffer the wrath of the chosen elite.

  42. Paul Tocci

    Folks, when will everyone realize politicians don’t care about rules, unless it applies to somebody else.

  43. Fred Johnson Tyco Station

    Honestly, is ANYONE surprised by this?

  44. DaveinMN

    At least he’s not flying a private jet this time.

  45. Tom

    Why isn’t Kerry on the Do Not Fly List?

    1. Beatrice Shaw

      Because he is in charge of Climate Change and HAS to be places. You can’t just stop a man like him from boarding a plane because he doesn’t fit your ‘lifestyle’. These comments are incredibly ignorant. Sen Kerry has to get on more planes than ANYONE and works harder than anyone you will probably ever know. He is protecting your future for YOUR kids and grandkids.

      1. Bill

        And you’re an idiot

      2. Horatio Bunce


        I want to apologize on behalf of the commenters that “ain’t from around here” due to the national attention this story has garnered. I think you may be misunderstood. Mission Accomplished.

  46. Russell E Vreeland

    Leave Kerry alone. Imagine he had a bag of trail mix and was munching on it. Would that magically prevent infection? Yet it would make him 100% compliant with the “rules” arbitrarily dictated by the proven faillures in government. And I say this as someone who voted for “W”, and thinks 21st century liberalism is not far from mental illness.


    I never like the guy, and was extremely happy when he lost to Bush. Very much in the mold of a know it all, I’m better than you Al Gore type. Do as I say, not as I do. Not even ONE of his former soldiers that served with him in Vietnam. In fact they went AGAINST him even. That really says something about him.

  48. NC

    The “Climate Envoy” shows you that COVID-19 restrictions are for you plebes, not for ruling class. Now, get your mRNA product and keep wearing your mask.

  49. Paul Wyatt

    Kerry is a despicable traitor and obviously a .hypocrite. Just go spend your wife’s ketchup money and leave the rest of us alone, Johhhny Boy…

    You and Commie Jane Fonda are two of a kind.

  50. How hypocritical, Chief Petty Officer Rob Oneil (Seal who killed Bin Laden)was banned from Delta for taking a quick selfie without his mask. Let’s see what happens to Kerry.

  51. Bruce McClarron

    Kerry should be taken to court – just like any “Joe-Sixpack” and face ALL the laws and fines, that are applicable!! He is an arrogant SOB!T!

  52. Marta

    Burqa nation. Wow. The WWII generation is rolling in their graves.

  53. Tom Dockery

    He’ll give us 57 reasons why he failed to do so.
    Who said that Richard Gere was The American Gigolo?

  54. Elizabeth Monteleone

    His thought bubble …. “oh, you thought I meant me?”

  55. Turd Ferguson

    Another political entitled asshole

  56. Sam Vero

    We are slowly slipping into 1984 type State, a Venezuelan reality and a Nazi-Fascist-Soviet cloud of professional politicians becoming a polit-buro for life … they are simply disgusting.

  57. Paul

    Why does anyone care. J Kerry is ver useless

  58. jehosefatz

    Remember when John Kerry told everyone to wear a mask? Me neither, because he never did. If you want to shame Democrats for not wearing a mask, maybe find one who actually promoted wearing a mask.

    1. Just sayin’

      Yeah, but he’s still a federal employee and as such, he has been mandated to wear one unless in an office with a door!! So the man needs to to comply.

  59. MCarr

    Why isn’t Lurch on his private jet? Couldn’t be pressure from us lowlifes.

  60. Upton Sinclair

    A little understanding, please. Lord Kerry needs to be maskless so he can chat up any and all rich widows who happen to be sitting near him in first class.

  61. Bill Sherlock

    Wanna get away? His 2nd wifes’ first husbands trust fund must have been cut off… why would one of the beautiful people even think of flying with normal folk!

    Oh, it’s to show off his redone chin, silly me…
    to quote John Forbes Kerry, “can i get outa here now?”

  62. Joe Carr

    The Tennessee Star story just made the Fox News with Brett Baier. Congratulations!

  63. Steve L Schneider

    This guy is the biggest individual polluter in the USA. His hypocrisy know no bounds. His whole life is fake, starting with his fake military experience, and his fake global warming bullship. I’ll be glad to hear he is in a nursing home where he can’t harm anyone anymore.

  64. Jackmeyhoffer

    Rules for thee. Not for me. Isn’t that the mantra of politicians?

  65. Janet M Raggi

    I’m sick of this ketchup boy. Did anyone complain while on the plane? I would have. I would have told him myself. There’d be no mistaking what I said with my mask on. It would be heard, LOUD and clear. How dare this pissant do this and the airline allow it?

  66. Bratillac

    Just another “Do as I say, not as I do” Sh*tbag politician.

  67. Terry

    Why are people outraged? John Kerry, who served in Viet Nam, is not one of us peasants. The rules don’t apply to the democrat elite lunatics.

    1. 83ragtop50

      You mean the John Kerry who lied about his service record?

  68. Kent San

    Lurch has always thought the rules don’t apply. Someone should break his face. Smug prick.

  69. Michael Felix

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I heard the story on WRKO in Boston on the Howie Carr Show. Always good to see the locals following the rules they set for all the rest of us. This could be right out of the book Do as I say not as I do, profiles of liberal hypocrisy.
    Thanks again, I saved this site and will check back more often now.

    1. Curt Riegel

      Like the man said years ago “some pigs are better than other pigs”!

    2. sifter

      Superior elitists don’t need masks. Now go do as we say, peasant.

  70. Gordon Shumway

    what an enormous waste of taxpayers money this is. shameful.

    go home kerry.

    1. Terry Wills

      100% correct. If he can’t keep mask on like everybosy else, then President Biden should fire him.

    2. Paul Wyatt

      And something of a waste of DNA…