After weeks of badgering by environmentalists, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finally rolled out her most detailed proposals on climate change since the announcement of her second presidential run on June 13.
However, just hours after calling for the installation of more than a billion solar panels by 2020 and decarbonization in the country by 2050, she was spotted in Iowa hopping onto a 19-seater private jet which, according to the Daily Mail reports, burns 347 gallons of jet fuel per hour and costs $5,850 per hour to rent.
Footage showing the Democratic frontrunner climbing the stairs of the luxurious aircraft has prompted criticism online with people accusing Clinton of having double-standards when it comes to global warming.
@HillaryClinton while she is in her own JET!!!— Ryan Benge (@Benge1067) July 27, 2015
@HillaryClinton what size car do u drive Hillsry? How many miles to you fly on that Jet? Are u really concerned about climate change?— Francine Penn (@karenmi49109968) July 27, 2015
Hillary Clinton is nothing but a hypocrite.— v (@vxrrix) July 27, 2015
In addition, conservative political action committee America Rising called out Clinton for promising to serve as the champion of middle-class Americans but not living her own life like one.
“Despite her campaign’s best efforts to rebrand her as a down-to-earth fighter for ‘everyday Americans,’ Hillary Clinton’s jet-setting ways are just further confirmation that she’s out of touch with the American people,” the group's communications director Jeff Bechdel told DailyMail.
“It’s that kind of hypocrisy that makes the majority of voters say Clinton is not honest or trustworthy.”
It’s not the first time Clinton’s commitment to climate change has been questioned by environmental campaigners. Earlier this month, she was heckled at an event in New Hampshire when she tried to dodge a question about banning the extraction of fossil fuels from public grounds.