Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called for Secretary of State John Kerry to resign Tuesday, saying he was “delusional” to put climate change as a greater threat than unrest all over the world.
“Look at the violence in Kiev. Look at the violence in Syria. Look at the violence in Iraq. Look at the Iranians trying to get a nuclear weapon. Look at the 100-plus nuclear weapons that we have in Pakistan. Look at the Chinese nuclear arsenal. The Russian nuclear arsenal,” Gingrich said on CNN’s “The Situation Room” on Tuesday. “This is not some U.S. senator just having a wild speech to please the left, this is the secretary of state of the United States of America at an international forum saying that the greatest threat is global climate change. … The secretary of state ought to be held to a standard of seriousness that this speech totally falls short of.”
Gingrich was reiterating his position after he tweeted Monday about Kerry’s “delusional” remarks about global warming being “the greatest challenge of our generation.”
In a series of tweets Monday, Gingrich claimed that Kerry, whose name he misspelled as “Kerrey,” demonstrated he is “out of touch with reality” when he said Sunday during a speech in Indonesia that global warming is a more serious threat than nuclear weapons, poverty, terrorism and other major world problems. See full story at Politico