Continuing her crusade against the Democratic establishment, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) ripped into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and “their corporate media partners” Tuesday for changing the rules of the next Democratic presidential debate, shutting her out of the event.
“You hear a lot of talk. We just celebrated International Women’s Day and the progress that women are making around the world,” Gabbard said on “Fox News at Night,” as reported by The Hill. “But when it comes to actually making sure that — in this presidential primary — that the only woman candidate left in the race, the only woman of color, and the first female combat veteran ever to run for the presidency has a voice, the DNC and their corporate media partners say, ‘No thanks. Actually, that’s not what we want the American people to hear.”
Under previous DNC rules, Gabbard would have been allowed to participate in the next debate, given that she earned one delegate on Super Tuesday in American Samoa’s primary.
Gabbard further argued that the DNC’s decision, barring her from the debate, simply ensures that voters will “not have the opportunity to make that best-informed decision about who our next commander in chief should be.”
“We’re not seeing these other candidates bringing to the forefront the issues that I am about the need to bring, this sea change in our foreign policy, to stop waging these wasteful regime change wars toppling dictators in other countries, the new Cold War nuclear arms race, all of which are not making us any safer,” Gabbard continued. “And instead, redirect our taxpayer dollars towards really serving the very urgent pressing needs that the American people here at home all across the country are very concerned about. Things like the coronavirus, for example.”
Tulsi Gabbard has been at war with the Democratic Party establishment ever since failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tacitly referred to her as a “Russian asset.”
“I think they have got their eye on someone who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate. She is the favorite of the Russians,” Clinton said last year without specifically mentioning Gabbard by name. “They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far.”
“That’s assuming Jill Stein will give it up, which she might not because she’s also a Russian asset. Yeah, she’s a Russian asset — I mean, totally,” she continued. “They know they can’t win without a third-party candidate. So I don’t know who it’s going to be, but I will guarantee you they will have a vigorous third-party challenge in the key states that they most needed.”
Gabbard immediately took to Twitter to blast Clinton as “the queen of warmongers.”
“Great! Thank you [Hillary Clinton],” Gabbard said. “You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain.”
“From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a concerted campaign to destroy my reputation. We wondered who was behind it and why,” she continued. “Now we know — it was always you, through your proxies and powerful allies in the corporate media and war machine, afraid of the threat I pose.”