Washington Gov. Jay Inslee dropped out last month after a campaign focused almost totally on climate change, and one that basically succeeded in forcing the issue to the front and center. The former presidential candidate told me he sees a “distinct difference” between the Democrats’ climate plans, and was “particularly pleased to see Senator Warren’s” hard line on binding measures to cut carbon emissions — a stance she took when she basically adopted Inslee’s own plan. One observation: “We all ought to assess who actually is willing to invest the political capital required to get this job done.”
I asked him about the issue and his unexpected emergence as a sex symbol — but he mostly just wanted to give me, and you, a tour of his state’s energy infrastructure. It looked pretty good!
You can read a transcript of the full interview here.