McCain to Kerry: What planet are you on?

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump's America fights back Mellman: Trump can fix it GOP strategist Steve Schmidt denounces party, will vote for Democrats MORE (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday night slammed Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryShould President Trump, like President Obama, forsake human rights in pursuit of the deal with a tyrant? GOP Senate report says Obama officials gave Iran access to US financial system Democrats conflicted over how hard to hit Trump on Iran MORE for his recent climate change remarks and accused Kerry of “butterflying around the world.” 

In an interview on Phoenix radio station KFYI’s “The Mike Broomhead Show,” McCain was asked for his reaction to the speech Kerry delivered over the weekend in which he called climate change a “weapon of mass destruction.” 

“Why should he talk about climate change, when we’ve got a 130,000 people in Syria killed, and … the whole Geneva thing was a fiasco, the Iran-U.S. talks are obviously a joke, and the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations haven’t even begun,” McCain said. 

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President Obama and Kerry “could be hitting a trifecta,” McCain said, producing a “gross failure in all three” foreign policy issues. 

McCain said that instead of focusing on those crucial areas, Kerry has been “butterflying around the world, saying all kinds of things.”

Kerry is currently on foreign travel to the United Arab Emirates, Tunisia and France. He delivered the climate change speech in Indonesia. 

“So he has to go over to Asia and talk about climate change and say it’s the most important issue. Hello? On what planet does he reside?” McCain said. 

On Monday, Newt Gingrich also blasted Kerry on Twitter for the climate change comments, and called for him to resign.