Democratic Party defector Tulsi Gabbard criticizes a "elitist gang of war mongers"

 Democratic Party defector Tulsi Gabbard criticizes a "elitist gang of war mongers"

Democratic Party defector Tulsi Gabbard criticizes a "elitist gang of war mongers"

Tulsi Gabbard, a former congresswoman who is running for president in 2020, announced her decision to leave the Democratic party, branding it a "elitist cabal of warmongers."

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"I can no longer remain in today's Democratic party," she declared in a video statement shared on Twitter. "It is under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers who are driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by racializing every issue and stoking anti-white racism."

Gabbard was first Samoan-American and Hindu elected to Congress in 2012, but the Democratic party hasn't always agreed with her political ideas. The former Hawaii congressman made the announcement in 2016 that she was leaving the DNC to support Bernie Sanders for president.

Meanwhile, her views on foreign policy frequently favored rulers that the Democrats disapproved of. Gabbard received criticism in 2013 for her vote against a bipartisan House resolution denouncing anti-Muslim violence in Gujarat. More than 1,000 people died in the 2002 Gujarat riots, the majority of them were Muslims, and it is commonly believed that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stoked sectarian tensions.

In addition to praising Modi, Gabbard claimed that "a lot of disinformation" had been spread about the violence. She spoke at a 2014 fundraiser for his right-wing Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) and met him during his tour to the US.

After attacking Harris on her track record as a California prosecutor during a debate during the 2020 presidential campaign, Gabbard received criticism from then-candidate Kamala Harris for not designating the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, as a "war criminal." Veteran of the US army, Gabbard met Assad during a clandestine trip to Syria in 2017 that she referred to as a "fact-finding mission." She raised doubt over the crimes committed under Assad's direction.

Gabbard's trip, according to the late Republican senator John McCain, "kind of legitimizes a person who butchered 400,000 of his own people."

During the premiere of her brand-new YouTube series, The Tulsi Gabbard Show, whose first episode was posted on Tuesday, Gabbard made the statements on the Democratic party.

She substituted for Tucker Carlson, a host of a far-right Fox News talk show, in August.

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