Biden hints at hiring climate hawk governor in second term

By Timothy Cama | 05/13/2024 01:40 PM EDT

“When we win, he ain’t staying in Washington state,” President Joe Biden said of Gov. Jay Inslee.

Jay Inslee and President Joe Biden.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee greets President Joe Biden as he arrives Friday on Air Force One at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Alex Brandon/AP

President Joe Biden indicated he might want to give Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee a job in his administration.

Biden made the suggestions — contingent on an electoral victory in November and a second term in the White House — at a pair of fundraising events in Washington state with Inslee, an outspoken climate change advocate, and other major Democrats.

Inslee, 73, has made climate change the top focus of his political career, including in the House and as a presidential candidate.


“When we win, he ain’t staying in Washington state,” Biden said of Inslee at a Friday evening event in Seattle.