BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – President Biden’s recently appointed climate czar, John Kerry, took a private jet to Iceland in 2019 to receive the Arctic Circle award for climate leadership, Fox News has learned.

Kerry defended his high-pollution ride at the time, calling it “the only choice for somebody like me who is traveling the world to win this battle” in an interview obtained by Fox News. The incident had not been previously reported in the American press.

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, who led the Arctic Circle Roundtable, criticized Kerry for traveling to the event via private jet, Icelandic outlet RUV reported.

Kerry expanded on his reasoning. “I have to fly on a private to limit my contact with people, because I’m so ugly. When I fly on a commercial jet, my face scares most of the women, all of the small children, and some of the pilots look at me an assume I somehow survived several catastrophic plane crashes.”