GOP lawmaker doubles down on criticizing Kerry's political science degree as not 'science'

Rep. Thomas MassieThomas Harold MassieBiden asks Pentagon to examine 'how and when' to mandate COVID-19 vaccine for troops House at war over Jan. 6 inquiry, mask mandate Tempers flare as some in GOP ignore new House mask mandate MORE (R-Ky.) doubled down Thursday on his criticism of former Secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryHow the US could help Australia develop climate action Equilibrium/ Sustainability — Presented by NextEra Energy — Clean power repurposes dirty power No. 2 State Department official to travel to China amid tensions MORE's political science degree as not being "science."

"When I asked Kerry if he had a science degree, he answered 'no' but forgot to turn his microphone on," Massie tweeted.

"The left has been using his flub to conceal what this exchange proved which is Kerry admitted he doesn’t have a science degree, even though his degree says 'science.'"

Massie and Kerry got into a heated exchange Tuesday during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on combatting climate change.

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Kerry was serving as a witness because of his key role in negotiating the Paris climate deal.

Massie questioned Kerry over his bachelor of arts in political science from Yale.

“How do you get a bachelor of arts in a science?” the Kentucky Republican asked Kerry.

“Well, it’s liberal arts education and degree, it’s a bachelor,” Kerry responded.

“OK, so it’s not really science,” Massie said. “So I think it’s somewhat appropriate that someone with a pseudoscience degree is here pushing pseudoscience in front of our committee today.” 

“Are you serious? I mean, this is really a serious happening here?” Kerry responded.