Tulsi Gabbard Leaves Democratic Party

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The Facts

  • On Tuesday, former Hawaiian Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard announced she was leaving the Democratic Party in a video that served as the first episode of her “The Tulsi Gabbard Show” podcast. She didn't announce a new party affiliation.

  • Gabbard, who was the first American Samoan and first practicing Hindu to serve in Congress, accused the Democrats of being “under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by racializing every issue & stoking anti-white racism, who actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms enshrined in our Constitution.”


The Spin

Republican narrative

Good for Gabbard, leaving the Democrats and exposing their dangerous policies along the way. Hopefully, more will follow her lead to make sure Democrats don’t realize their goals and turn the US into something it should never be - a nation run by "woke," cowardly, and militaristic elites.

Democratic narrative

This is the most anticlimactic "October surprise" possible. For nearly a decade, Gabbard’s politics have run counter to what the Democratic Party stands for. She’s supported anti-trans and anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and cozied up to the far-right. She can keep enjoying the limelight of Tucker Carlson Tonight and Russian media outlets - Democrats moved on long ago.


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