By: Paige Hubbard
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced his bid for the 2020 presidential election Friday morning.
He released an announcement video using his platform to solely focus on one issue, climate change. One of the main issues he says is affecting the country.
“I’m Jay Inslee and I’m running for president because I am the only candidate who will make defeating climate change our nation’s number one priority,” the governor says in the video.
Typically, presidential candidates back several issues when announcing their bid. Inslee decided to go against that trend, something we’ve never seen before in the presidential political arena.
Inslee is now the 11th democrat throwing his hat in the race for the presidential election. He was a layer before taking an active role in politics. In 1988 he ran for the Washington House of Representatives, he won and was re-elected in 1992.
He has openly criticized President Trump on his views when it comes to teachers being armed on school grounds. President Trump believes a small percentage of teachers should be armed to combat school shootings.
Inslee, however, says he has canvased schools and talked with teachers who say they don’t want to be packing pistols in the classrooms.
“Educators should educate, and they should not be foisted upon this responsibility of packing heat in first-grade classrooms,” said Inslee in a dialogue with president Trump.
Jay Inslee is the 23rd Governor of Washington and a graduate from the University of Washington and Willamette University College of Law.