Former Democrat Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard announced in a surprising video on Tuesday that she would be leaving the Democrat Party.
“I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party that’s under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers who are driven by cowardly wokeness,” she stated in a video explaining her decision.
Gabbard said the Democrats, “…divide us by racializing every issue and stoking anti-white racism, who actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms that are enshrined in our Constitution, who are hostile to people of faith and spirituality, who demonize the police to protect criminals at the expense of law-abiding Americans, who believe in open borders, who weaponize the national security state to go after their political opponents and above all – who are dragging us ever closer to nuclear war.”
Gabbard was previously a congresswoman from Hawaii and in 2020, she was a presidential candidate for a short time, according to a report from The Hill. Gabbard has often presented a more moderate approach to politics and has been outspoken in her criticism of the Biden administration.
In October, she shared her opinion regarding Biden’s leadership on Twitter, lambasting the entire administration for oligarchic behavior. “The Biden Admin does not care about the American people,” she wrote. “Permanent Washington loots us to serve the interests of the arms-manufacturing global oligarchy while we struggle to pay for gas/food/rent and our soldiers go on food stamps.”
Gabbard’s departure from the Democrat Party is hardly a surprise, given her public frustration with the direction of leftist politics. “Now, I believe in a government that’s of the people, by the people, and for the people,” Gabbard went on. “Unfortunately, today’s Democratic Party does not. Instead, it stands for government that is of, by, and for the powerful elite.”
She concluded, “Now, I’m calling on my fellow common sense, independent-minded Democrats to join me in leaving the Democratic Party. If you can no longer stomach the direction that the so-called woke Democratic Party ideologues are taking our country, then I invite you to join me.”