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enough? inslee, peteay buttigieg buttigieg, and mayor bill de blasio. leanne buttigieg plans to stick with themselves because they create three concrete actions. in addition to the one you just heard about pete buttigieg security, both jay inslee and pete buttigieg want to tie federal dollars used to contract across the economy for delivery and call centers and food service, tie those public dollars to the ability for workers to be able to join together in unions and have a decent wage. so they can support themselves and their families. that there would be no tax subsidy for corporations that are paying poverty wages. newsmakers with mary kay henry, president of service employees international union, the nation's second-largest union, tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.
and 6:00 p.m. on c-span. democratic presidential candidate governor jay inslee talk with voters at the iowa state fair. this is just under an hour. gov. inslee: good morning. my name is jay inslee. i am a jack hammering, bulldozer operating, concrete truck driving, dishwashing, climate change fighting governor of the state of washington. i am here, i am here to tell you one simple thing. if you give me this microphone on the debate stage, i will beat donald trump like a two dollar mule. and i don't mean we will do that. we treat our livestock with becausewe treat our livestock with respect. we are different from republicans in this regard. we know mules are different than the current occupant of the white house because i have never met a mule that lies every five minutes either. we have some difference here. so if you have heard anything about me lately, i have some things to say about the current occupant.
and somebody asked me why i have said those things. there is a reason for that. we know that our struggles against terrorism and we have adopted a mantra when you go through the airport. if you see something, say they tell youif you see something, say something. ,that is what we're supposed to do. i see something so i am saying welli see something so i am saying something. , i am saying it is time to get a white nationalist out of the white house. that is what i am saying. [applause] gov. inslee: we need to do that. not just out of the white house. i disagree with the vice president. after we remove donald trump, that's not the end. of the problem. we need to remove steve king. from congress. and get jd in the united states house of representatives. that [applause] is our next task. [applause] gov. inslee: that is our next task. we have work to do in that regard. this is not something i came up with when i came to iowa. i get angry, my blood boils about this.
i got on my bicycle and a year ago, i got a call and they said the president is going to ban muslims from entry to the united states of america and my blood pressure went up just like that. i drove to seattle i tried to and get families in so families can be reunited. microsoft employees, boeing engineers could be reunited with their families. because this is not a nation that countenances any form of discrimination. i am proud to stand on this stage and tell you i am the first governor of the united states to stand up to donald trump's muslim ban and i will continue those efforts. we know a little bit about beating donald trump. we now have sued him 21 times and beat him 21 times in a row when it comes to his discrimination and his anti-environmental ethics. we know there are some current battles. we know the suffering that we have all experienced over the
last several weeks. four days after i referred to donald trump as a white nationalist, we saw the shootings in el paso and the language that basically mirrored everything he says. and now, we need to act. we should not be daunted when we act. it is something i feel strongly about. i will tell you what i mean by that. in 1994, i was a freshman congressman from the state of washington. there was a bill that came up to ban assault weapons. i knew that if i voted to ban assault weapons, i would lose my seat in congress. i want to tell you i voted to ban assault weapons, i lost might seat in congress and i have never regretted that vote. that was the right vote then. it is the right vote now. we cannot let the republicans get away by treating this as a public relations problem to do just a little bit on the edges. this is a public health crisis. we need to stand up and do what we have done in the state of
washington. i have the nra on the run in washington. if you make me president, i will have them on the run in the united states of america. i pledge you that and we will get this job done. [applause] gov. inslee: now, i want to thank you for your courtesy and hospitality. being in iowa, i know the candidates have felt the same thing. i met brian koop at the clear lake wing ding. iowa knows how to wing ding. brian's wife is a music teacher at a public school. i am the son of a biology teacher. any educators here today? let's give the educators around of applause for what they are doing. [applause] i believe in doing things and not just talking about education. i have been fighting for education.
as governor, i am proud to tell you as having one the biggest pay increase in the united states last year. 31% increase in state contributions. that is the kind of president that we need. if you have heard of me at all, you might have heard of my efforts against the climate crisis. and i want to talk about three iowans. when i think of the climate crisis, i think of iowa. i think of regina, i think of norman and i think of david. i want to talk about those three iowans in just a moment. a few months ago, i was in davenport and i met a woman named regina haddock. met a woman named regina haddock. she ran a non-profit called dress for success that helped
domestic violence victims and women down on their luck get a shot out and a chance to move up in life. very successful. they took care of 1500 women a year. an incredible nonprofit, until the flood came and washed away her nonprofit. her nonprofit - because they weren't insured - lost everything, including their lease. when i was talking to regina and saw those tears of a dream deferred against a flood that has so affected the midwest, i came to believe we have to do something about the climate crisis. those tears of regina, having lost her dreams to take care of those women, were the same tears i have seen across the united states. they were just as salty as marshall moss', a woman i met in california, where next to paradise, you hear about paradise california, where the town burned down? she asked me to come and see everything she had in life. it was a little puddle of
aluminum that was her mobile home. all she had left. it was the same tears i saw in haiti and miami where climate gentrification is dispossessing a whole community. these tears are across the whole united states. i believe it is time to remove a climate change denier. and to put somebody in the white house to defeat climate change. i am telling you -- [applause] gov. inslee: i am telling you, i am unique. we have a lot of talent in this field. there is a lot of talent in the democratic field. i have already identified four or five potential vice presidents. it's great. there is a lot of talent in this field. i am unique. i am unique in saying what i really believe. it is this. unless we defeat the climate crisis, everything else we have worked on will be moot. i am saying this. and i am the only one who will stand here today and say this. if i am given this high honor, i will make defeating the climate
crisis the number one priority in the united states. that is what we have to do to get this job done. we have to mobilize the united states with all of our energies and all of our innovative talents to defeat this climate crisis. now, the second iowa and i want i want to talk about is norman borlaug. norman won the nobel peace prize, creating the first green revolution. he was the product of innovation in iowa. and that spirit now tells us we need a new green revolution. just like norman's was the first. this time, it has to have a green revolution where the united states of america can lead the world in new technologies. can lead the world in solar photovoltaics. can lead the world in energy
storage and electric cars. that spirit that gave us the first green revolution that started by a fellow from iowa, we now need to bring with the second green evolution. that brings me to my third iowan, a fellow named dave. i can't remember his last name. he was in the wind turbine technician program. wind turbines, as we know, create over 30% of the electricity in iowa. i asked dave why he is going into wind turbine technology. his answer was classic. he said well duh, this is the future. he understood jobs. and we democrats understand jobs. i have rolled out a clean energy jobs program to put 8 million union workers to work across the united states. with ironworkers putting up manufacturing plants for clean
with ibew wiring up wind turbines. with uaw making cars in michigan like i drive. like biofuels folks who are using feed stock from iowa, this is the greatest job creation opportunity since the creation of the interstate freeway system. when we get a president who understands the power of union workers, we will build a new economy in the united states of america. [applause] gov. inslee: if you think this is just kind of rhetoric, i hope you will take a look at my climate plan. it has been called the gold standard by representative ocasio-cortez. it is ranked as the best by greenpeace. if you go to the
seal program, every group that has looked at this has said my program is the most robust and comprehensive. there is a reason for this. we don't have a lot of time. the ipcc comes out every week with the new timeline we have to meet. you read that report, it comes out every week with the timeline we have to meet. i am the candidate who is saying this. we have to get off coal in the united states. it is too dirty. it is too dangerous. i am the candidate who says we have to start having clean cars. we have to get rid of fossil fuels on our electrical grid system. i have a program to do that on a timeline to get this job done. people who are too timid to do this, they don't have an argument with me, they have an argument with science. we have to meet these targets. by the way, to get this job done, we have to have more than just the president. we have got to take away from the grim reaper, mitch mcconnell, he calls himself the grim reaper. we have to take away that blade he has to cut down all progressive politics. i disagree with the vice president and other senators in this field. we need to take away the filibuster from mitch mcconnell
so we can pass climate change legislation. [applause] gov. inslee: i am committed to get that job done. it is not the only thing. i am not a one trick pony. we have a lot of work to do. i believe we have not only the iowa way to get that job done but the washington way. the washington way is to show how wrong donald trump is. we have a basic disagreement with him. he believes in trickle-down economics. if you shower billionaires with tax cuts, it will trickle down like snowflakes and we all get rich. we have a different view. we believe we build the economy from the middle out. not the top down. we believe in family wage jobs. we believe in strengthening the union movement so that people who brought us the weekends will get us raises again. [applause]
we believe in progressive politics. i want to share what we have done in the state of washington. we haven't just talked about this. we have gotten things done. that is the beauty of being a governor. you can get things done. i want to share some of the things we have done in washington that i want to make national policy. washington state has the highest minimum wage. washington state has the most robust, comprehensive, family policies in the unite states. states.ted because, we have to take care of the help of our families. washington state has made the biggest strides toward what we believe is necessary, which is universal health care.
i am proud to stand before you and say washington state has adopted the first public health care option in the united states. now, we need to continue that effort in the united states. and we, we are radical in the state of washington. i have to admit it. we think women should make the same as men. it is a radical proposition. i understand that. [applause] so we have adopted the best gender pay equity laws in the united states. we in the state of washington believe it is high time to attack the dark shadow of racial disparity that we have suffered across the united states of america. i want to share some of the things we have done. we understand the criminal justice system has been rife with racial disparity. that is why one of the things i have done is been the first governor of the unite states to offer pardons to thousands of people who have been caught in the drug wars. we are not only legalizing marijuana, we are pardoning people caught in the drug wars. we have eliminated the death
penalty. after you do your time, you get a job. we want people getting jobs after they come to the criminal justice system. we have embraced affirmative action. this is the washington way. donald trump thinks that if you do these things, it will destroy your economy. right? if you treat people fairly. if you adopt net neutrality and adopt the first long-term care plan for seniors in the united states like we have done, it will wreck your economy. guess who has the best gdp growth, the best wage growth, and the best economy in the united states? it is washington state. it is time to make that across the united states of america. this is the way to defeat donald trump. i am happy to be up there. before i go, i would love to stand for some gentle, easy criticisms and great questions. >> my name is betty and i am an
aclu rights for all voter. people inese detention are long-term residents and even have green cards. is become so bloated almost 60% in the last two years. would you commit to decreasing the numbers in the centers by 75% rate. the question is would we decrease the people in detention? yes. of all his damage, willful, conscious intentional infliction of pain and agony on all children by taking them away from their parents is the darkest of donald trump. and that is what we're gonna stop. we going to stop it on the border. we'll have a reasonable protection of people's rights. we will have comprehensive immigration reform. and we're going to do what i've done in washington. which is to protect our dreamers. these kids are some of the most inspirational people in the united states.
when i am president, the dreamers will have education without the cloud of anxiety from donald trump. you bet. >> how do you address the childcare crisis? gov. inslee: the first thing we are going to do is, move forward with urban childcare education. education.ldhood we have to make sure your zip code is not your destiny. it is time to say that just because you are born in poverty doesn't mean you stay in poverty. we have had a massive expansion of early child education. we have had a massive expansion of financial aid to reduce the debt kids have to go to. we did in the right way by not taxing working people but by taxing big banks and tech companies. that is who ought to be paying for educational childcare in the united states of america. yes? >> you support all americans. we pressure the iowa democratic
party to make the caucuses accessible so that the 300,000 iowans with disabilities vote? gov. inslee: will i pledge to make the caucuses accessible so everyone can get access? this is something near and dear to my heart. we have had some success in washington state. we want everyone enrolling to vote. we hireto make sure people and that we give people with challenges. this is a family affair with me. my son is a leader of the group outdoors for all. they take blind people skiing, and quadriplegics kayaking. -- we need democrats democrats in iowa voting of all stripes. i will add one caveat. when you do go into caucus this year, you don't get in without an inslee button. that's just a start. [laughter] gov. inslee: yes? >> where do you stand on oil
refinery and fuel? sen. booker: the question was about -- the question is about refineries. i don't know why donald trump hates iowa and farmers so much. he denied markets from my state. now, he has reduced the ability to help biofuels in iowa. we believe in biofuels in iowa. this is one of the many things he is wrong on. i want to riff on what you're saying. when i think of biofuels, i think of the need to defeat the climate change crisis. there are a lot of people working hard today in iowa. some of the best science in the united states is coming out of your scientific community in iowa. i want to give a shout out to way guy who has been fighting climate change in iowa. channing. thanks for your leadership, buddy. there is a guy who believes it. channing, thank you. by the way, if you believe, and i believe the democratic party needs to have a debate on climate change. we need to have all the candidates be required to step up to the plate and show what they are going to do.
if you want to see climate change on the stage for the third and fourth debates, i hope you will go to jayinslee.com. if you know anybody who has a dollar, after eating all of the corndogs here, ask them to send it to jayinslee.com to make sure i stay on the stage. i need $15,000 more. we've had 20,000 people signed up for climate change since the last debate. let's keep this going. it's be bold. this country is a big, bold, ambitious nation. it needs a big, bold, ambitious president on education, women's rights, disability and access, climate change and rebuilding the youth movement. early to bed early to rise. work like hell and get a new president's. thanks a lot, good luck. [cheers and applause] thank you, governor.
>> my wife would be very pleased to meet you. [pictures] gov. inslee: let the record reflect i believe in children. my wife would be pleased to meet you. >> thank you so much. gov. inslee: where? >> all right. thank you. gov. inslee: hold on, guys. did you guys drive by the wind blade? this is an important message from iowa. gov. inslee: this is not just the future this is the present from iowa. what is happening in iowa is a clean energy revolution. it is the second green revolution. it has happened right here in iowa. over 30% of our electricity comes from wind power.
we know that in iowa, if you ask these folks. donald trump is wrong. wind turbines do not cause cancer. they cause jobs. my intent is to be the first presidential candidate in american history to have at least one bite from every single food vendor in the state of iowa. >> governor, have you seen the climate report encouraging people to eat less meat. and you agree with that? gov. inslee: i think it is a matter of personal choice. i believe that our nutritional decision has an impact on the climate environment. i am eating less meat now. that is a personal choice and i think that sharing information with people is the right thing that we can do. right now. we can still have a very healthy egg economy. i believe that is the case. i think that one of the things we need to do is to do the things i suggest, which is use new technology to allow farmers in the egg industry to make money off of a reduction of
carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. so i have rolled out a plan or , will in the next few days, which will create a revenue stream for the egg industry to engage in carbon dioxide being taken out of the atmosphere and into the topsoil. and this is very possible today. we have income streams happening in california. i believe that it can happen nationwide. i believe the egg industry can be profitable coming forward to be climate change because they can become an ally with all of us in topsoil management and manure management and can take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and put it into topsoil where it doesn't do any harm. this is a net winner for the egg industry. and i'm looking forward to working with them. >> there has been discussion over whether the president should be labeled a white nationalist. you have called him a white
nationalist. do you think the label matters? there are some candidates who have not gone as far as to call him that. gov. inslee: i believe this is so dangerous to the fabric of the united states. it causes anxiety. donald trump causes pain in people almost every day. its the kids in yakima, washington, who don't know if their parents will be there when they get home from school. it is the children who might be of the muslim faith, who are worried about their parents safety. it is people, anybody who doesn't look like donald trump, their children are made afraid by what he does. i believe we need to speak up for these children. we need to speak out and stand up. the reason i say that is that hatred grows in darkness and hatred grows in acceptance. we cannot accept this. i want to extend my just criticism of republican
officeholders who are silent. silence is complicity with donald trump. my point is we need to remove these republicans who are afraid of donald trump's shadow and who haven't said boo in the face of his obvious racism. this is not a one-time event. in the first days, he lied about barack obama, our first black president. in the middle, he said there were good people on both strides -- both sides in charleston. in the end, he told people who were of color from the united states to go back to where they came from. this has been a constant refrain of his. these were echoed in the murder in el paso. it has to stop. we all need to speak up against this evil. >> when joe biden won't say he is a white supremacist, is a white nationalist. do you think that that matters? gov. inslee: i have a different view from the vice president and it is fairly fundamental. he has expressed the view that
once donald trump is gone, the republicans will return to their senses. i fundamentally do not have that type of hallucination. mitch mcconnell is not going to suddenly decide to speak out against the fossil fuel industry. is not racism. going to suddenly speak out against the republican party is rife with this. they have been complicit. as a result, i think it is appropriate and necessary to use strong language. that is what i have done and i fundamentally believe it. >> why do you think so many candidates are choosing now to call him a white supremacist. they have called him a racist but what has changed? gov. inslee: i can only speak for myself and i have been doing it since day one. i was the first to speak out
against his racist muslim ban. when he threatened to send refugees from syria to my state, i said send them. these become great washingtonians. -- against called , him a white nationalists, which he is, at the second debate before the murders in el paso. i recognized this a long time ago about this person. that is why he needs to be removed from the white house. why others have not spoken out, i don't know. i was a standup guy. i stood up against george bush the iraq war. the banks up against on a repeal of glass-steagall. i stood up against the nra on the assault weapon ban. and i stood up against donald trump every time he reared his head. other candidates have called him a racist long before this week. what you think differences? >> what we have seen in the last year or so is an increase in white nationalists behavior, and
terrorism. the most of the domestic fbi director told us that most of the domestic terrorists have been white nationalists. that is the greatest domestic threat right now. so we have seen that the seeds he planted of racism bearing now bearing fruit of white nationalism. that has become apparent in the last year or we need to call two. this out right now. reporter: strongly opposed to cap in trade, it would mean big just increases for farmers and rural communities. gov. inslee: what we are gov. inslee: what we are finding in washington, when we passed a renewable portfolio standard, it did not increase utility rates. like people feared. $6 billionbuilt a wind turbine industry.
it has replaced coal and now we instead are shutting down our last coal fire plant in the state of washington. we are providing we are doing it -- the right way because we are providing a transition to families and communities dependent on coal. what were doing in washington i think is a template for the nation for clean electricity and to help families and communities through this transition. check out centralia, washington, and you will see how this works. we have created a $55 million fund to help to the transition. we have to understand what is happening. coal cannot be our future. it is not our future. and it is not our present. it is dying because it is too expensive and too dirty. donald trump has not brought back coal, two thirds of the have closed in the last decade. because renewal energy is becoming more efficient. the cost of solar energy has come down. 80%. the cost of renewals are coming down, the cost of coal is not coming down.
the future is pretty obvious. the sooner we grasp that future the better it will be. we are going to put people to work all across this nation, like dave in des moines. dave in des moines, when he went to a community college, he did not knock on the door and say i want to see if i can get training in the industry of the future, coal. he said he understood the future, which is renewable and clean energy. it is the future because of cost. it is also the future because it is necessary. the pollution coming out of those smokestacks kill 15,000 people -more per year than all of the car crashes in the united states. this is a health requirement. as well as a job requirement. reporter: you are possibly not going to be in the next debate. what have democrats said to the above suffered the rainiest 12 years on record by not focusing
the conversation around climate change? gov. inslee: there are two reasons we need a climate debate. number we need voters to be able one, to require candidates to step up and say what they really got in more than a 62nd soundbite. this is a complicated issue. everybody should have to show what they've got. i believe mine will be shown to be the best because it is. but it is important for the voters to evaluate that. there's a second reason. we need to understand the weakest point in donald trump's armor is the environment. it is the thing people despise him the most on. when i have defeated republicans, it is by attacking their weakest point. donald trump's weakest point is the environment. this is where we should attack him and we should attack him with the strongest candidate for climate change. and figure out who that is. i have a nominee. for both reasons, both for the
voters benefit and for the benefit of the democratic party, we need a climate debate. >> [climate denial question] that is a rapidly dwindling number of people. it is hard when you are standing knee-deep in water in iowa. it is a beautiful community that started in 1858. it had never been flooded before. now it was under eight feet of water. maybe 30% of the people will never be able to return to their homes. you can't argue it when reality intrudes. you can't argue it when the family in new hampshire i met who told me about their daughter who lost two years of college because she got lyme disease. you can't argue it in seattle, washington, where the air was so clout of the smoke because of a
forest fire, our kid could not go outside. we had to close the pools. this is not an argument you can have anymore, it is simply reality. half of republican voters in the u.s. will say yes, we have to deal with the climate crisis. so it is just that the republican politicians who are wedded to the fossil fuel industry. ms. mitch mcconnell, unless we take away the filibuster will stop anything from coming from floor to senate. we need to break the stranglehold of the u.s. of thehe u.s. congress fossil fuel industry. once we do that we will pass a clean air legislation. reporter: in the wake of shootings that have happened, what is your plan? -- shootings that have happened in el paso and in dayton, what is your plan? gov. inslee: number one, defeat donald trump. who is just full of baloney. you need to understand what he
and his republican sycophants are going to do. they are going to try to have a public relations deal by saying we took care of guns by doing the most modest thing. we need to ban weapons of war. repeat we need to ban weapons of , war. we need to prevent them from getting in hands of people. we need to increase the age to get this. we need to close all of the loopholes in the gun safety network. the system is rife with these issues. we need to make sure people are trained. we need more than extreme risk protection orders. we need to make sure these guns are not on the street with these high-capacity clips. we need to have gun owner responsibility. you know why? almost half of gun deaths are due to suicide. a lot of these are children. they get access to a gun that they should not have access to. we need gun owners to take responsibility for safe storage. we need the full meal deal. not some pr statement by mitch mcconnell who understands he is in deep trouble on this issue. reporter: jeffrey epstein committed suicide. what is your reaction?
gov. inslee: i react as we would to any death, with sadness. at any death. and hope we can proceed as a this scourgeing of abuse of children and women and our efforts to do that. we certainly have done that in my state and we will continue to that from the white house. reporter: do you think questions should be asked about this death in prison? gov. inslee: yes. that is why came out as one of the earliest calling for the resignation of the cabinet member that is one of the cast of thousands that donald trump put into place that had no business for public life. that sorry episode of a lack of prosecution was absolutely disgusting. donald trump was associated with that because he picked the guy responsible for that. people are going to have to be outraged about this. but i just found out about a death.
,so i have to express sadness over any loss. anything else? thank you very much, don't forget to vote. onto the corndog tent. >> we are heading over to the area.ted reality we have been very, very aggressive on that. [indiscernible] 11 million undocumented immigrants. gov. inslee: i have said that many times. i think we should consider all kinds of efforts in that regard. i think we should be unstinting.
one of the thing i should say. in washington state we have adopted one of the most innovative ways of getting lower drug prices. we have been very successful and we need those kinds of efforts to get people or drug prices. i think we can do a lot. >> selfie. gov. inslee: selfie, yes thank you. >> what is an assault weapon? gov. inslee: i don't know if you heard my speech. but in 1994, i was a member of congress and in weapon ban came up. and i knew that if i voted for it i would lose my seat. but i went ahead and voted for. and i did lose my seat. and i have never regretted that vote. need to ban weapons of war. it has to happen fast. >> what is a weapon of war? can you define it?
gov. inslee: yes i can. i will send it if your show your email. i will send you the definition, which is quite accurate. it has been very successful. if you look at the research, there was a reduction of these wereshootings where there assault weapons used following the enactment of the bill. that is why i am so angry. i am so angry at the republican party who are kowtowing to the nra. that time is up. we have broken the back of the nra in washington state. three measures. >> how is it the nra's fault? gov. inslee: they have captured the weak hearted republicans who are in the congress and won't vote to protect our children. look i do not think it is right that children have to worry about. >> gun saves more lives than they kill?
[talking over each other] gov. inslee: where are the corndogs? >> my stepmom loves you. gov. inslee: what is her name? was she affected by the floods? >> no, we live on a hill. that is the reason i am here. what do you do? >> i am a journalist. i came to iowa to talk to lori. >> she will keep that for a long
time. [on the phone] we are getting there. gov. inslee: hello, lori, this is governor jay inslee. i'm at the iowa state fair. i just met this young journalist and i am confident he is going be an amazing writer or speaker or publisher. where going to have to get good news. i have to share this with you. i think donald trump is full of it. i think journalists are doing a good job heard we believe in news and i think this guy is going to do great work. remember to vote. gov. inslee: have y'all heard about the long-term care plan that we passed.
in our state we passed the first .ong-term care bill for people it is a really good plan. one of the first financing mechanisms to make sure that they really have dignity. nation in regard to its i'm really happy to move forward and obey happy to send it to you if you want to take a look at it. and i want to thank you for your work in general. who is that? >> this is my grandfather and my grandmother. they both have alzheimer's. my grandfather is still living. i have no idea what that is.
i have driven my share of tractors. gov. inslee: i used to raise hay in the yakima valley. >> he tells stories all the time. gov. inslee: thank you for your work, i really appreciate what you have done. we know the demands are going to be increasing. this is something dear to every family. every family has experienced this. i lost my father-in-law to this challenge. his wife is doing great. she is a hundred and the more we two. have you advocating, the better off we are. we need a national response to this. >> we do. gov. inslee: if your runner and my plan, let me know.
>> thank you. gov. inslee: you asked a question about gender. >> how many genders do you think there are? gov. inslee: it is not for me to decide on those issues. we should allow people to be who they want to be. one of the things i'm proudest about my state is we have been one of the first is really great concept. to embrace the concept to make sure we protect the lgbt community. prohibition on trans people serving in our military. thiswe fed found is that is one of the reasons our economy is prospers. in our state. , whatever youre races. we have been very successful. in answer to your question, i will give you an answer to an issue that should be allowed.
yes. then he health care and medical care for people. >> are there more than two genders? gov. inslee: i believe we should respect everyone. and who they want to love. you're having fun with your questions. i'm having more fun i believe in with my answers. i believe in love. i believe in honesty. good luck. i hope you can join me in this effort. >> i just want a picture. gov. inslee: ok. >> we have some students who want to ask you a question. gov. inslee: we used to play roosevelt high school. you guys are rough riders. >> we saw you at the iowa hall of fame. gov. inslee: yeah i saw you.
>> my mom was reporting at the wing thing. she is reporting on leading heartland. gov. inslee: are you going to follow in her footsteps. >> i want to go into politics. gov. inslee: i know your generation is doing a lot of great work. i think climate change is one of the most inspirational things. she turned 14 on the day i was sitting with her on a park bench in front of the united nations she goes every friday. and your generation is been so inspirational. what you are doing to frankly kick older people in the hind end, to get them going, is really great.
collated -- i am co-lead. on september 20. i will bee: somewhere with the strikers. tell me about your effort. >> we planned two strikes in the past and we are planning another one. we have a lot of students. we are trying to get a lot of candidates so they can interact with younger people. we are trying to move into more -- better measures like senators meeting with people so people know how to make a change. for teenagers so as they get older, they will know how to do everything. gov. inslee: the wonderful thing about your age -- can you vote yet? >> not yet. gov. inslee: find an older voter
and dog them unmercifully. you have a lot of influence. think of older people as your proxy. you have to get them to cast your vote. in the right way. >> absolutely. gov. inslee: good luck. i'm looking forward to coming here is the temer 20th. picture with these rough riders. gov. inslee: wouldn't it be
great if we could have republicans channel teddy roosevelt for a few days? i think teddy roosevelt would been active in the climate fight. i really do. the fact that we do not have any is really sad. the we just have to make sure end they are not in office. , [laughter] >> would you take the opportunity to condemn antifa? >> i am not photogenic, what can i say? gov. inslee: what would you like me to say?
what we are against political terrorism from any place. tell me about antifa. tell me who antifa is so i can tell you whether that person should be condemned. >> will they have been identified. gov. inslee: you are talking about the movement. >> they attacked a gay liberal and put him in the hospital for a week, andy ngo. gov. inslee: we have been very vigorous on attacks against this community. we just recently added to our hate crime statute and gun safety statute. now hate crimes against this community qualifies for extreme risk protection orders. qualifies for removal of a gun. we are continually strengthening our hate crime statute. >> so you do condemn antifa? gov. inslee: i condemn violence
against this community in particular. it has been victimized in some any different ways. we have the strongest hate crime laws in the united states. exactly this organization you refer to. byouncer: now remarks democratic senator, the harris to voters at the iowa county fair. hi everyone. wow, i am at the iowa state fair. on the soapbox. i'm so excited to be here. and thrilled. i want to thank everyone here because this is one of the great american traditions. this is really about what we know about who we are. so i just want to thank you