Democrat presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI) repeatedly refused to answer questions on whether she desired to legalize all drugs, including heroin, when she was asked about the issue by Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Monday night.
When asked whether there was anything that she wishes she could work with President Donald Trump on, Gabbard answered, “There’s far more we want to do on criminal justice reform. I would love to be able to work with President Trump on ending this failed war on drugs.”
Hannity proceeded to ask Gabbard two times whether she wanted to legalize all drugs and six times whether she wanted to legalize heroin, but Gabbard refused to answer any of the questions.
HANNITY: Do you want to legalize heroin?
DEMOCRAT TULSI GABBARD: Refuses to answer
H: Would you legalize heroin?
H: Would you legalize heroin? Don’t make me be a jerk
H: Heroin, would you legalize it? Would you legalize it?
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 11, 2020
Gabbard is currently running a presidential campaign that is struggling to stay afloat. Real Clear Politics’ average of national polls currently gives the congresswoman only 2 percent of the Democratic vote and she has failed to gain traction in early primary states.
Below is an excerpt of Daily Wire Editor at Large Josh Hammer’s profile piece about Gabbard highlighting her background and policy views:
Tulsi Gabbard has served since 2013 as the U.S. congresswoman for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District — a sprawling district that covers large swaths of Oahu/Honolulu County and the entire state outside Oahu. A member of the Democratic Party, Gabbard served as vice chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2013 to 2016. Prior to her service in Congress, Gabbard served in the Hawaii state legislature and as a member of the Honolulu City Council. At the time of her initial successful run for the state legislature, Gabbard was only 21 years old.
Gabbard was born in American Samoa and is of mixed ethnic/religious background. Her Samoan father is a Catholic, and her Hoosier State native mother is a practicing Hindu; Gabbard herself is a practicing Hindu. Gabbard, who has a bachelor degree from Hawaii Pacific University, is a member of the Hawaii Army National Guard. She was deployed to Iraq from 2004 to 2005 as part of a medical field unit, and was subsequently deployed to Kuwait from 2008 to 2009.
Gabbard, a 2020 Democratic Party presidential candidate, is known for being a full-spectrum, far-left progressive who embraces social leftism, far-left economic policies, and a staunchly non-interventionist foreign policy. Perhaps above all else, she is known for her longstanding and unusually collegial ties with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, who is supported by the Iranian and Russian regimes.
Electoral History: Gabbard first sought elected office in 2002, when she won her first election to the Hawaii state legislature. Gabbard was only 21 years old at the time. She served in the Hawaii House of Representatives until 2004, and subsequently served as a member of the Honolulu City Council from 2011 to 2012. She spent part of her time between the two political stints deployed in the Middle East with the Hawaii Army National Guard. She attained the rank of major in the National Guard in 2015.
Gabbard first ran for Congress in November 2012, shortly after being featured as a speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. She was elected in a landslide in Hawaii’s deep-blue 2nd Congressional District. The seat had been previously occupied by Mazie Hirono, who is now the state’s junior U.S. senator. Gabbard was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2014, 2016, and 2018.