Tulsi Gabbard the former congresswoman and 2020 presidential candidate announced on Tuesday that she is leaving the Democratic Party.
For Gabbard, the announcement is no surprise to many who follow her giving the fact that she has been increasingly at odds with the Democratic Party and its failing policies.
“I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party. It’s now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by racializing every issue & stoking anti-white racism, who actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms enshrined in our Constitution,” Gabbard said in a video posted to social media. The announcement was made on the first episode of her new podcast, “The Tulsi Gabbard Show.”
The former congresswoman, who represented Hawaii’s 2nd district, has long been a unique and occasionally controversial voice in the Democratic Party.
Gabbard, who made by becoming the first American Samoan and practicing Hindu in Congress following her election in 2012, also criticized what she said were Democrats’ “open border” policies and anti-police rhetoric.
“The Democrats of today are hostile to people of faith and spirituality,” she continued. “They demonize the police and protect criminals at the expense of law-abiding Americans. The Democrats of today believe in open borders and weaponize the national security state to go after political opponents. Above all else, the Democrats of today are dragging us ever closer to nuclear war.”
Gabbard said the Democratic Party stands for a government of, by and for the “powerful elite,” and she called on her fellow “independent-minded Democrats” to leave the party, as well.
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