Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA) is dropping out of the presidential race.
Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night that he was ending his campaign after nearly six months.
Inslee said that he was confident that Democrats would select a nominee who would champion climate change issues but that it had become clear that he wouldn’t be the person selected. Inslee said he was not endorsing anyone but would support whoever is the nominee.
“I believe we’re going to have a candidate to fight this battle,” he said on MSNBC. “I’m inspired by the people I’ve met across the country. I’m not going to carry the ball but we’re going to make sure somebody is.”
Yeah, a lot of people didn’t know he was in it in the first place. That may have been his problem.
But I will give him credit for bringing up climate change at every opportunity, and I hope that in the next administration he can help bring the nation and the world closer to really grasping the immediate danger we’re in.