The Democratic field just got a big smaller, but this is bound to happen as September approaches and it becomes clear who will and will not make the cut for the debate stage.
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee appeared on Rachel Maddow's show to break the news that he was officially dropping out of the Democratic race for the 2020 presidential nomination.
Maddow talked about his plan to combat climate change, which she characterized as not just a road map, but "an atlas" because of how detailed and comprehensive it is. He agreed, and said it's an open source document, there for whoever the nominee ends up being to pick up and use for her- or himself.
We're definitely glad he was in it, and let's hope the discussion about climate change continues to be front and center given the gravity of the situation. Maybe if the Dems win in 2020, Gov. Inslee could serve as head of the EPA to actually work with other nations using this thing called s-c-i-e-n-c-e to help the planet and its inhabitants mitigate some of the damage we've caused. You know, since the sale of Greenland fell through.
UPDATE: Reports this morning by the Associated Press suggest Inslee will run for a third term as Governor of Washington, making an official announcement Thursday.