Tulsi Gabbard declares her departure from the Democratic Party


WASHINGTON Tulsi Gabbard, a former representative from Hawaii, declared on Tuesday that she is quitting the Democratic Party because it is “now completely controlled by an aristocratic cabal of warmongers motivated by cowardly wokeness.”

In an video statement shared on social media, Gabbard, 41, charged that Democrats were “actively seeking to destroy our God-given freedoms guaranteed in our Constitution” and splitting the nation “by racializing every issue, fanning anti-white hatred.”

She continued, “Today’s Democrats are unfriendly to persons of faith and spirituality. “To the detriment of law-abiding Americans, they condemn the police and defend criminals. Modern Democrats support open borders and use the national security state as a weapon against political rivals. Above all else, today’s Democrats are bringing the world one step closer to nuclear Armageddon.”

The Democratic Party, according to Gabbard, supports a government run by, for, and by the “powerful elite,” and she urged her fellow “independent-minded Democrats” to do the same.

Her opinions were far more in line with those of Republican elected officials, who have accused Democrats of fueling crime and a spike in illegal immigration along the border with Mexico.

Despite the fact that Gabbard sought the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in the 2020 election, she frequently questioned the party’s positions on several issues and lambasted Democratic leaders.

Hillary Clinton, the party’s 2016 presidential nominee, made a suggestion in 2019 that she thought Republicans were preparing the former congressman to run as a third-party candidate before Gabbard announced her bid. Clinton did not specifically mention Gabbard, but she did state that she thought one candidate was “the Russians’ choice.”

In March 2020, Gabbard declared her presidential candidacy over and supported Joe Biden. She served as the vice chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2013 to 2016, and she was a member of the House from 2013 to 2021. She has served in the Middle East and Africa on combat missions, and she is currently a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve.

Since her unsuccessful bid for the White House, Gabbard has frequently appeared on Fox News as a political analyst, where she has mainly blasted Democrats.