Tulsi Gabbard, a former congresswoman from Hawaii and a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, made the announcement on Twitter early on Tuesday morning that she is quitting the Democratic Party.
She announced her decision to withdraw her support for the Democratic Party in a video that was uploaded to YouTube and lasted for 28 minutes. Gabbard shared a clip from the film on her Twitter account.
Gabbard also extended an invitation to “fellow Democrats with common sense and independent minds” to follow her example and leave the Democratic Party.
Who is Tulsi Gabbard?
Tulsi Gabbard is a politician from the United States, an officer in the United States Army Reserve, and a political commentator. She was the United States Representative representing Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District from 2013 to 2021. Gabbard was born on April 12, 1981. Gabbard was the first Samoan-American voter to become a member of Congress, in addition to being the first Hindu to ever serve in Congress. She ran under the banner of the Democratic Party for the nomination to run for President of the United States in the year 2020.
At the age of 21, Gabbard won a seat in the House of Representatives of Hawaii in the election held in 2002. [Gabbard served in a field medical unit of the Hawaii Army National Guard while it was deployed to Iraq from 2004 to 2005, and then she served as an Army Military Police platoon leader in Kuwait from 2008 to 2009.] She resigned from her position as a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) from 2013 to 2016, during which time she was a member of Congress. She did so in order to lend her support to Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.
During her tenure in Congress, she was a regular guest on Fox News, where she criticised the Obama administration for “refusing” to acknowledge that “radical Islam” or “Islamic extremism” is the “true adversary” of the United States. During her run for president, she made a point of emphasising her opposition to military interventionism, despite the fact that she has described herself as a “hawk” on the issue of terrorism. Mainstream Democrats were the ones who fought in public about her decision to meet with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and her doubts about claims that he had used chemical weapons.
In March of 2020, Gabbard announced that she would no longer be running for president and instead give her support to Joe Biden. On January 3, 2021, Kai Kahele took up Gabbard’s seat in the House of Representatives. Following the conclusion of her run for the presidency, Gabbard has adopted conservative stances on contentious topics related to the culture war, such as abortion and transgender rights. In 2022, Gabbard was a featured speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference, and she had previously supported the Parental Rights in Education Act in Florida, which was met with opposition from the public on the part of teacher unions.
What are the reasons behind Tulsi Gabbard’s decision to leave the Democratic Party?
Gabbard said in her statement that she is no longer a Democrat. She said that she is no longer a Democrat because of “anti-white racism” and “wokeness” in the Democratic Party.
I am unable to continue being a member of the Democratic Party in its current incarnation because it is now entirely controlled by an elite cabal of warmongers who are motivated by cowardly wokeness. I am unable to continue being a member of the Democratic Party in its current iteration. These individuals are hostile to people of faith and spirituality; believe in open borders; demonise the police; protect criminals at the expense of law-abiding Americans; demonise the police; and use the national security state as a weapon to go after politicians. They also actively work to undermine the freedoms that God has given us.
I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party that is now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by racializing every issue & stoke anti-white racism, actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms, are… pic.twitter.com/oAuTnxZldf
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) October 11, 2022
I support a system of government that is run by, for, and for the people. Sadly, the Democratic Party of today does not. Instead, it symbolises a government run by, for, and by the wealthy elite. I’m urging my fellow Democrats who have a feeling of independence to leave the Democratic Party with me.
I welcome you to join me if you can no longer stand the path on which so-called awakened Democratic Party ideologues are leading our nation.
What will Tulsi Gabbard do next? Will she join another group?
She stated that she will be starting a podcast that will be branded as the “Tulsi Gabbard Show,” and the video that she shared this morning, titled “Why I’m Leaving the Democratic Party,” served as the first episode of her podcast. She also said that she will be starting a podcast that will be branded as the “Tulsi Gabbard Show.”
According to Fox News, despite the fact that she will no longer be affiliated with the Democratic Party, Gabbard has not indicated whether or not she intends to join the Republican Party or any other political party. This is the case despite the fact that she will no longer be affiliated with the Democratic Party.