Steyer in Iowa


California businessman Tom Steyer made his debut on the national debate stage last night, along with eleven of his closest Democratic presidential candidate friends.

One of Steyer’s two biggest issues — impeachment — led off the night. However, his other passion — climate change action — received no attention at all.

“I thought I was having a flashback to 2016,” Steyer told Starting Line in an interview of the lack of climate discussion. “I think that was a huge omission.”

Steyer has looked to distinguish his approach to the issue from the rest of the field by planning to call a national emergency on climate as soon as he’s sworn in, which would allow for additional avenues of action.