Tulsi Gabbard Formally Leaves Democratic Party

Former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) announced on Tuesday that she was finally leaving the Democratic Party over its increasingly radical positions, and further explained her stance on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show.

As reported by The Daily Caller, Gabbard described the Democratic Party as being “controlled by fanatical ideologues who hate freedom.” She added that today’s Democrats despise the Constitution,” and “actively find ways to undermine our God-given rights enshrined in the Constitution like freedom of speech.”

“They will do all that they can to destroy you, silence you, smear you, work with Big Tech, work with corporate media to actively destroy anyone who dares even question their agenda. They are against freedom of religion,” Gabbard continued. “They are hostile towards people of faith, people who have their own spiritual practice, especially Christians, finding ways to be vindictive, to discriminate, to punish people who happen to exercise that freedom of religion.

“The list goes on and on but the foundation of freedom is really what was at the heart of my making this decision that I cannot be a member of the party that is against freedom and actively trying to undermine it,” she added.

Gabbard first made her decision in a viral video where she denounced the party for promoting “anti-White racism,” as well as being full of “warmongers…who have brought us to the brink of nuclear war.”

Gabbard, who served as the representative from Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district from 2012 to 2020, was once seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party, but has been at odds with party leadership in recent years. In 2016, she resigned as Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee out of protest against the party’s systematic efforts to rig the 2016 presidential primaries against Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

She then ran for president herself in the crowded 2020 primaries, the single largest presidential primary field in modern history. Although never considered a frontrunner, she stood out among the candidates for her more moderate views on cultural issues such as immigration, and most famously clashed with Kamala Harris in one of the primary debates over Harris’ past record on crime as Attorney General of California; her viral moment calling out Harris was widely seen as the end of Harris’ surge in the polls at the time, which ultimately led to Harris dropping out. Gabbard herself dropped out in March of 2020, and ultimately received just two delegates at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, the lowest of the only seven candidates to receive any delegate support.

Since leaving Congress, Gabbard has become a regular on Fox News, most frequently appearing on Carlson’s show and even guest-hosting for Carlson on one occasion.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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