by Lady Michelle-Jennifer Santos, Chief Visionary Founder & Owner
July 4, 2013 (TSR) – Many have been wondering U.S. State Secretary John Kerry’s whereabouts when the popular coup in Egypt broke out and ousted former President Mohamed Morsi. Apparently, he was having a pre-Independence Day vacation and yachting all day while the President of the United States, Barack Obama has been scrambling with his National Security advisors of what to do.
John Kerry has been allegedly spotted relaxing at his holiday home near Cape Cod with his daughters and their husbands in Nantucket for Independence Day, according to the Boston Herald.
Obama’s chief diplomat, who has just returned from a 12-day tour to the Middle East, was spotted near the July 4 festivities in the center of town, and on his yacht.
With the Egyptian military ousting President Morsi amid violent protests, many people in Nantucket were surprised to see Mr Kerry at his holiday home rather than in Washington.
The drama began when a tweet allegedly sent at about 11.30am from someone enjoying the town’s festivities, said: ‘Watergun fight about to take place. John Kerry is apparently here …’
Residents of Nantucket and journalists then charted his moves around the town, took it to Twitter, which could have gone unnoticed if it wasn’t for a video allegedly showing his motorcade getting stuck in traffic as he arrived yesterday.
CBS This Morning senior producer in Washington Mosheh Oinounou tweeted a photo of the “Isabel” and reported that a producer had spotted Kerry on board Wednesday.
“A @CBSThisMorning producer just spotted Secretary of State Kerry on yacht in the Nantucket Boat Basin. No response when she shouted “Morsi”, he wrote.
“Secretary Kerry was aboard his yacht, the “Isabel” this afternoon,” tweeted Oinounou.
Kerry spokesperson Jen Psaki denied the report according to the local CBS affiliate in Boston.
“Since his plane touched down in Washington at 4 am, Secretary Kerry was working all day and on the phone dealing with the crisis in Egypt,” Psaki said in a statement.
The problem is that Oinounou was not the only one who reported as much.
Interestingly, the National Security Council “tweeted” this photo Wednesday of President Obama meeting with members of his national security team to discuss the situation in Egypt and Kerry is not seen.
The CBS affiliate in Boston reported that a State Department spokesperson said earlier in the day she could not comment on Kerry’s whereabouts on Wednesday, but said Kerry is kept in the loop on all the latest developments.
Later, a statement was issued by Kerry spokesperson Jen Psaki.
“Since his plane touched down in Washington at 4 am, Secretary Kerry was working all day and on the phone dealing with the crisis in Egypt,” Psaki said.
“He participated in the White House meeting with the President by secure phone and was and is in non-stop contact with foreign leaders, and his senior team in Washington and Cairo,” she continued.
Deciphering that, pretty much mean Kerry was not present, which Jennifer Epstein, the White House reporter for Politico.com, also deducts.
“@blakehounshell ah, true … though in new statement from Jen it is pretty clear he isn’t in D.C.,” she tweeted.
Nantucket reporter Jason Graziadei affirmed Kerry was “definitely” on Nantucket, tweeting that Kerry’s motorcade was spotted about a mile away from the marina and even got it on video,
This is what the State department means by ‘all day’ work which the American taxpayers pay him for as the country’s chief diplomat:
The State Department has ordered all nonessential U.S. diplomats and the families of all American Embassy personnel to leave Egypt in anticipation of potential violence.
As far as phone calls, he called his Egyptian counterpart as well as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of Qatar, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Norway, according to the White House.It is also important to note that in May, Mr Kerry had authorized $1.3 billion in military aid to the country.