Newt Gingrich tweeted on Monday calling for Secretary of State John Kerry to resign because of Kerry's recent comments on climate change.
Every American who cares about national security must.demand Kerrey's resignation.A delusional secretary of state is dangerous to our safety— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) February 18, 2014
He said his wife, Callista, pointed out he had misspelled Kerry’s name, as if he were related to former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Nev.).
I apologize to bob kerrey for spelling john kerry's name as though he were bob's relative. Callista caught my error. Please edit to kerry— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) February 18, 2014
On Sunday, Kerry warned in a speech in Indonesia that climate change is a “weapon of mass destruction” and is just as much of a threat as terrorism and poverty.
Gingrich expressed disbelief over Kerry’s remarks.
Does kerrey really believe global warming more dangerous than north Korean and iranian nukes? More than Russian and Chinese nukes? Really? ?— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) February 18, 2014
He accused Kerry of being “out of touch with reality.”
The most direct reaction to kerrey's global warming speech is to ask if he is completely out of touch with reality.— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) February 18, 2014
Gingrich said Kerry is crafting foreign policy in a “fantasy world.”
If kerrey believes his global warming speech it is a terrifying prospect for American policy. He is making policy in a fantasy world— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) February 18, 2014
When Gingrich ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, he said global warming “hasn’t been totally proven.”
Last month, on CNN’s “Crossfire,” which he co-hosts, Gingrich said the planet was warmer during the age of dinosaurs.
“The age of the dinosaurs was dramatically warmer than this is right now, and it didn’t cook the planet,” Gingrich said. “In fact, life was fine.”