Al Gore Peeved That the DNC Rejected Request for a 'Climate Debate'

Posted: Jun 06, 2019 4:35 PM
Al Gore Peeved That the DNC Rejected Request for a 'Climate Debate'

Source: Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, one of the 23 Democrats running for the 2020 nomination, wanted climate change to be strongly featured at the first Democratic National Committee debate. He was sorry to report that his request was denied.

He then went on a Twitter tirade accusing the DNC of "silencing" the field on "the existential crisis of our time."

Who else but former Vice President and 2000 Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore weighed in, taking Inslee's side of course.

Democrats are up in arms over President Trump's recent declaration that climate change is actually just "extreme weather."

Inslee, meanwhile, is among those environmentalists who believe the issue is as dire as terrorism.

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If I was Inslee, I'd just be happy I even made the debate stage. He's been polling at one percent, meaning he just barely qualified for the premiere event. 

The first DNC debates will be held live from Miami on June 26 and 27 on NBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo at 9 p.m. ET.