(FiveNation.com)- John Kerry, the former secretary of state under the failed Obama administration and the current climate change czar for the controversial Biden administration, admitted last week during a hearing before Congress that his plan to remake America as a green economy involves using technology made by slaves in China.
Texas Republican Rep. Michael McCaul reminded Kerry that both Secretaries Mike Pompeo and Antony Blinken had admitted that the Chinese Communist Party was committing genocide against the Uyghur Muslim population, and that last month he had introduced a bill condemning the genocide.
John Kerry admits solar panels are being made by the Uyghur slaves in China. pic.twitter.com/f02XQapw6f
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“You recently were quoted saying that, ‘we have other differences on human rights but those should not get in the way of something that is critical as dealing with climate,’” he added.
Rep. McCaul said that he understands Kerry was trying to compartmentalize those issues but said that they are “intertwined.” He added that China dominates the solar supply chain, with the materials coming out of provinces that use slave labour.
“My question to you is, how can you assure us, or ensure that this quest that we’re on, that slave labor coming out of China, where genocide is taking place as we speak, are never a part of the climate solution in the United States?” he asked Kerry.
The camera turns to Kerry, wearing a gigantic blue mask (has he not been vaccinated yet?), and Kerry admits that the congressman is “absolutely correct.”
“It is a problem, Xinjiang province not only produces some of the solar panels that we believe are being in some cases produced in forced labor, by Uyghurs, but also there are a significant amount of mineral that’s used in the solar panels themselves,” he said.
Kerry added that the Biden administration is “in the process of assessing” whether or not that will be in the target of sanctions.
Funny how Biden didn’t take action on genocide sooner, huh?