Last week, Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez informed Washington Governor and candidate for the Democratic nomination for President Jay Inslee that the DNC would not hold a debate focused on the issue of climate change. Perez went further, saying that the DNC would ban any candidate who participated in any such debate sponsored by any other entity. In the wake of their decision, the DNC has heard from scores of its members, including the frontrunning candidates Biden, Sanders and Warren, all endorsing a climate-change debate. So far, the DNC has held firm, with Perez saying it would “be impractical” to allow one single-issue debate. What might be lost without a full debate dedicated to climate change? Here to help us answer that question is Scott Blankman, Director for Energy and Air Programs with Clean Wisconsin.
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