Jay Inslee gives up on climate-focused presidential bid
Jay Inslee gives up on climate-focused presidential bid Jay Inslee gives up on climate-focused presidential bidWe started seeing the climate change had to be the number one job in United States. I feel very good saying that the first days of my campaign, I feel very good saying that now and the reason is is this – is just become more origin: 2 billion tons of ice melt, Greenland of the other day withdrawing at tonight from the race 130,000 owner Benchmark for September’s Democratic debates, what appeared unlikely to reach the polling threshold by the August 28th deadline in an email to supporters last night, and we promised you would keep fighting for number one campaign issue: tackling climate change. Joining me now from Washington is Eliza Collins. She’S up politics reporter for the Wall Street Journal thanks so much for joining us allies up in this crowded Democratic field able to get any real traction. Do you think contributed to that for having hard time gaining traction at a national level and he’s a governor of a state? This is someone who should be able to gain traction, but it is a crowded field with some big personalities, some candidates by former Vice President Joe Biden, who has been leading in all pulled, is it is Bernie Sanders running in 2016, he’s another name that people really Know so it’s very difficult to sort of gaining traction who is a one-issue candidate, but he really was focus on one issue and that was climate. Ask you more about that. We made climate change the centerpiece of his campaign and said that he would push Democrats to talk about this issue. More was the ultimately successful in that goal. He says he wasn’t it look at the day after he dropped out, I’m really sis giant plan. You know that basically put some meat on the bones of the green New Deal. Now that was not because of Jay Inslee butt. It really called on Democrats to hold a climate climate town hall, and they will be actually so he got up right before Santa Anna was that the whole, the town hall, so you’re he’s counting it as a success and Democrats are certainly talking about climate. So is he Senator Sanders unveiled his own 16 trillion dollar Green New Deal plan? What can you tell us about that is really interesting because we saw earlier this year and Senator Merkley and Bernie Sanders and candidates running for president signed onto a basically. It was just a set of aspiration, it did not have detailed. That does not have that cost through lots of things that it was missing, but instantly became sort of Republicans ran with it saying the Democrats are red and Democrats penis is always supported it, but this was the first time he basically laid out how exactly he would Get there it’s over 16 trillion dollars and included taxing the wealthy corporations cuts to the military, and he also basically related to unions. What she says will create lots of millions of union jobs, he’s taking that and that’s assuming that payroll taxes from that we’ll be able to go in to help find this physically overhaul of the US economy need to be fiscally carbon-neutral and then ultimately, just know when You look at the field right now is Senator Sanders best position to take Jay Inslee as the quote-unquote climate change candidate. Will some progressives are saying that, though there are other candidates who have released, you know, plans of their own. Joe Biden was criticized by Envy, but he came out with his own plan. Lots of candidates are and that this is an important issue to combat a handful of candidates has signed onto in the Senate, has signed on to that green New Deal. So it’s really not the only one talking about it. It’S just interesting timing with him coming out with this big plan the day after it ends it’s something that we probably would be more aligned with something that’s like what’s Santa’s proposed. I want her to drop out of the race following former Colorado, governor John Hickenlooper and Marianne Williamson, with no political experience hold on in the race. Why are the governors struggling? There is something about. You can definitely have a Keel and a state, but doesn’t necessarily mean you have appeal nationally, also Hickenlooper and see block who’s still in the race who’s, the governor of Montana they’re, both little bit more moderate candidates. The Democratic party has certainly but it’s the last word. Ensley had sort of one issue I need these are people who should and Siri be able to break through in another time, but it’s a crowded field. Americans are looking for an outsider, I mean was a businessman. He also did not have political experience. So there’s lots to preserve, contribute and there’s a large field for voters to pick from. Is he likely to face a lot later than some other folks? So there are already people in the Democratic primary they don’t appear to be. Stepping aside, I think there is some frustration that Hickenlooper took so long and is now jump sort of expects. The CO2 clear is what I’m seeing some reporting from Democrats. That Hickenlooper was a top recruit from Chuck, Schumer and Senate Democrats, and so I think there will be support from him is also able to transfer some of that he’s at. He got running for president into his Senate account, which will certainly help, and he now has broadened his appeal and he was governor of Colorado. So he already has one Statewide, which will certainly help, but he has to go through a Democratic primaries, already been advertising pooping on the ground longer than he has yeah we’ll watch to see what happens there. Finally, former Illinois, congressman and conservative talk show host Joe Walsh is reportedly planning to launch a campaign against President Trump for the Republican. That was about him and how seriously should we take this bid? Will Joe Walsh was a conservative Congressman on Whose very conservative he was a supporter of the president’s he has soured on Trump is becoming anti Trumper in you know, I don’t know how seriously to take this. The president is incredibly popular with the Republican Party. He has millions and millions of dollars. He also has the Republican Party fundraising for him. He washes a relative and compare Congressman. He was a talk, show host, but he’s very conservative, so it might be hard for him to appeal to sort of some of those. Maybe look turned off by the president, but looking for someone that appeals more to what they a identify with where’s Joe Walsh, has been conservative. He has used some of the same rhetoric as the president in the past position himself. Where is Eliza. Thank you very much. Thank you. Washington Governor Jay Inslee says he will still fight for climate change after ending his presidential bid. The Wall Street Journal’s Eliza Collins joins CBSN’s “Red & Blue” to discuss whether Inslee made an impact on the Democratic primary race by pushing for action on the issue.