Tag Archives: Jay Inslee

Trump: “Domestic Terrorists Have Taken Over Seattle”

Seattle’s NBC News affiliate reports: On Wednesday night, President Trump tweeted to Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, telling them “Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will.” Trump was referring to what Seattle protesters are calling the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ). After several days of violent clashes between police and demonstrators on …

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WA Governor: Trump Is Encouraging “Illegal Activity”

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump’s message to liberate states, as some Americans gather to protest stay-at-home orders, is basically encouraging illegal activity, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “To have an American president to encourage people violate the law, I can’t remember any time in my time in America we have seen such a thing. …

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WA Gov. Jay Inslee: Off The Rails Trump Is “Fomenting Domestic Rebellion And Spewing Dangerous Rhetoric”

Via press release from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee: The president’s statements this morning encourage illegal and dangerous acts. He is putting millions of people in danger of contracting COVID-19. His unhinged rantings and calls for people to “liberate” states could also lead to violence. We’ve seen it before. The president is fomenting domestic rebellion and spreading lies even while his …

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WA Gov To Impose Ban On Events Of 250+ People

The Everett Herald reports: Gov. Jay Inslee will hold a news conference here Wednesday morning to outline new strategies aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus in communities throughout Washington. Inslee reportedly is going to announce a ban on events and social gatherings attended by more than 250 people. Initially the prohibition would be imposed only in Snohomish, King …

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Trump Calls Dem Washington Gov. Jay Inslee “A Snake”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday slammed Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) as the state grapples with an outbreak of the coronavirus, calling him a “snake” for criticizing the administration’s response to the disease. “I told Mike not to be complimentary to the governor, because that governor is a snake,” Trump said of Inslee. “I said, ‘if you’re nice …

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Elizabeth Warren Adopts Gov. Jay Inslee’s Climate Plan

CNN reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday announced she would adopt Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s 10-year climate plan, while also expanding on his blueprint with a series of additional investments costing $1 trillion to offer additional protections to workers and help fund a radical transition of American infrastructure and industry away from fossil fuels. The Warren proposal, which would cost …

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WA Gov. Jay Inslee Drops Out Of Presidential Race

NBC News reports: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is dropping out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, he announced Wednesday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.” Inslee plans to send an email to supporters on Thursday announcing that he will run for a third term as governor, two sources close to Inslee told NBC News on condition of anonymity. “It’s …

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WA Gov. Jay Inslee Qualifies For First DNC Dem Debate

Politico reports: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday all but secured a spot on the Democratic presidential debate stage next month, after collecting the 65,000th individual donor of his campaign. The Democratic National Committee has given candidates two paths to get into its first primary debates in June and July: hitting the 65,000 donor mark or getting at least 1 …

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Jay Inslee Petitions DNC For 2020 Debate On Climate

Axios reports: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who is running a climate-focused (and longshot) 2020 campaign, last night asked the Democratic National Committee to set up a debate focused solely on climate change. “This can’t be a one-off question where candidates get to give a soundbite and move on,” Inslee, who launched a petition, said in a statement. “Climate change is …

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Washington State Moves Primary Up To March

Olympia’s Fox affiliate reports: Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee, who is among a growing group of Democratic presidential contenders, signed a measure Thursday moving the state’s presidential primary from May to March. Next year’s primary will now be held on the second Tuesday in March, something Inslee said will strengthen the state’s role in the national democratic process. The measure …

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Dem Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Enters 2020 WH Race

The Associated Press reports: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, mixing calls for combating climate change and highlights of his liberal record with an aggressive critique of President Donald Trump. The 68-year-old governor is launching his bid Friday in Seattle, following recent visits to the first primary state of New Hampshire and the early caucus …

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Washington Now 11th State To Ban Ex-Gay Torture

Via press release from Democratic National Committee: Today, Democratic Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a bill banning licensed therapists from attempting conversion therapy on minors. Washington becomes the 11th state in the nation to ban the practice. In response, DNC LGBTQ Media Director Lucas Acosta issued the following statement: “Today, Washington State takes a huge step forward in protecting …

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Washington State Joins North Carolina Travel Ban

And the list just keeps getting longer. From the Associated Press: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has joined other government officials in banning anything but most publicly funded travel to North Carolina because of the state’s law halting anti-discrimination rules. In making the announcement, Inslee praised Washington’s law that requires buildings open to the public to allow transgender people to use …

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WASHINGTON: Governor Jay Inslee Bans State-Funded Travel To Indiana

The Seattle Stranger reports: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee followed the lead of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and others today, banning any state administrators from spending state money to travel to Indiana after that state passed a controversial “religious freedom” law that could make it easier for businesses to discriminate against LGBT customers. “I find Indiana’s new law disturbing, particularly at …

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