Jay Inslee ran for president claiming he was a leader on climate change. Now he admits he’s a failure.
Asked recently about his administration’s failure to achieve his own goals to reduce CO2 emissions in the state, the governor angrily snapped that it was “asinine” to question him about his failure. He argued that his repeated failures were the reason he needs even more regulatory power and to spend more taxpayer money on the same boondoggles that have failed.
Ironically, for nearly a decade, Jay Inslee made the exact opposite argument – that he deserved more power because he was a “leader” on climate change. Now he says his failure proves he needs more power.
Here’s a quick look at Jay’s statements over the past several years, claiming he was succeeding and then, suddenly, admitting that he’s failing.
Jay Inslee on climate change – 2015-2021
“And we ought to be proud of our state. We’re leading with the pacific coast with California, Oregon and British Columbia in the fight against climate change.” – December 12, 2015
“Our success demonstrates that taking action on climate change goes hand-in-hand with robust job creation and a thriving clean energy economy. … We will continue to take bold action to achieve the targets set in the Paris agreement.” – November 18, 2016
“We have exploded the myth that you can’t defeat climate change and grow your economies at the same time.” – September 20, 2017
“We’re keeping our Paris climate change commitments and our economies are booming,” – June 1, 2018
“We are leading the way. This is proof that you can fight climate change and grow jobs.” – September 26, 2019
“Jay is a national leader on climate change and clean energy. Known as the ‘greenest governor in the country,’ he has made Washington state a leader in both the fight against climate change.” – JayInslee.com, 2020
“We aren’t meeting our statewide goals.” – December 16, 2021
What is “asinine” is to keep following the same person who has failed repeatedly and expecting the results to change