After Tesla CEO Elon Musk criticized President Donald Trump for pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord, Sen. Ted Cruz bashed him for his use of a private jet.
In protest of the president’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk tweeted his disapproval and said he will be resigning from the president’s council in protest because global warming is real and not staying in the Paris accord is “not good” for America or the world.
Shortly afterwards, Cruz pointed out that the tech billionaire has no problem flying around the world in his own private jet and said if he was so dedicated to fighting global warming he should fly commercial instead: In support of Paris, CA billionaires pledge to never again fly private, will only fly commercial. J/K–will quit symbolic councils instead.
This is not the first time Musk has come under fire for his use of a private jet, which he recently upgraded to a Gulfstream G650 ER.
He also voiced his support for carbon taxes, “All we are doing [with a carbon tax] is trying to match the inherent subsidy for fossil fuels… on the sustainable energy side. Fossil fuels are already getting a massive subsidy if you believe in global warming. If you don’t then [the subsidy] seems really unfair. If you do then it is like oh we are just trying to correct it.”