Seattle Liberal Jay Inslee “Governing By Phone” As His Failing Presidential Campaign Costs Taxpayers

The people of Washington are dealing his Gov. Inslee's absentee leadership.

The RGA reports:

As Washington State Democrat Governor Jay Inslee’s presidential campaign crashes and burns – the two-term governor is currently sitting at less than 0.5 percent in the Real Clear Politics polling average – the people of his state are left dealing with his absentee leadership. 

Q13 FOXreports that Inslee has been “governing by phone,” since he launched his presidential bid, spending most of his time campaigning outside of the state he was elected to govern. From the report:

But three months later, Washington state is frequently without its elected leader.

From March 1 to June 1, Governor Inslee spent at least 60 days campaigning. Most of those days – 47 – were spent out of state.

It’s not just Inslee’s bills that are piling up on the taxpayer dime. When he’s out of state the Lt. Governor and other elected leaders have to fill in – at a hefty additional cost:

Most often, as dictated by law, Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib fills the role of acting governor. He, too, receives WSP [Washington State Police] security during that time – and a sizable pay bump.

From March 1 to June 3, Habib has served as acting governor 49 times, according to his office.

Inslee has been excoriated in recent months by Washington State editorial boards for forcing taxpayers to foot the bill for his presidential campaign travels.

“Seattle liberal Jay Inslee’s failing presidential bid shows no signs of momentum, but taxpayers are still on the hook to fund his vanity project,” said RGA Communications Director Amelia Chassé Alcivar. “Washington State deserves better than absentee leadership from a governor more interested in exploring his delusional ambitions than doing his job.”

1 day, 16 hours ago

Biden says ‘more important things’ than border visit, despite 59 trips to Delaware, 8 stops for ice cream

Biden has yet to visit southern border despite historic crisis under his watch

2 days, 12 hours ago

Governor Kristi Noem delivers annual Budget Address, says the state can afford grocery tax cut

In about thirty minutes of remarks, Governor Kristi Noem laid out her administration would like to see nearly $2.2 billion spent over the course of the next fiscal year and a half.

3 days, 15 hours ago

‘A Clear And Present Danger To Its Users:’ South Carolina Gov. Bans State Employees From Using TikTok Amid National Security Concerns

South Carolina became the second state in the union Monday to permanently ban state employees’ electronic devices from using TikTok amid federal officials sounding the alarm that the Chinese-based social media app threatens national security

1 week, 2 days ago

21 Republican Governors Oppose Joe Biden’s Military Vaccine Mandate

Twenty-one Republican governors, led by Gov. Bill Lee (TN), sent a letter on Wednesday to the leaders of Congress objecting to the Biden administration’s coronavirus vaccine mandate on U.S. service members

1 week, 2 days ago

California returned thousands of pedophiles to streets after less than a year in jail, 'shocking' report finds

One offender convicted of continuous sexual abuse of a child spent just 2 days in a California prison

1 week, 4 days ago

Gov. Dunleavy: Alaska Re-Funded the Police

A 2016 law gutted public safety. Repealing it made the state safer.