Now-former Democratic congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii dished out more details about why she left her old party during a highly revealing interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
The Tuesday evening interview followed a video announcement earlier in the day from Gabbard announcing that she left the party and explaining why.
“I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party that is now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by racializing every issue and stoke anti-white racism, actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms, are hostile to people of faith and spirituality, demonize the police and protect criminals at the expense of law-abiding Americans, believe in open borders, weaponize the national security state to go after political opponents, and above all, dragging us ever closer to nuclear war,” she said in a Twitter post.
“I believe in a government that is of, by, and for the people. Unfortunately, today’s Democratic Party does not. Instead, it stands for a government of, by, and for the powerful elite. 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 so-called woke Democratic Party ideologues are taking our country, I invite you to join me,” the former lawmaker and current U.S. Army Reserve officer added.
She expounded on her reasons in her interview with Carlson.
“I cannot be a member of a party which actively undermines our freedom,” Gabbard told the host. “When you look at this party, today’s Democratic Party, it’s controlled by fanatical ideologues who hate freedom. They despise the Constitution. They actively find ways to undermine our God-given rights, enshrined in the Constitution, like freedom of speech.”
‘They will do all that they can to destroy you, silence you, smear you – work with Big Tech, work with corporate media – to actively destroy anyone who dares to even question their agenda, “she said, having experienced firsthand those tactics of her now-former party.
“I cannot be a member of a party that is against freedom and actively trying to undermine it,” she added.
“Rather than taking a stand for peace, prosperity, security and the freedom of the American people, we have too many people in Washington who are warmongers, subservient to the military-industrial complex, and continuing to put their own selfish interests or the interests of their donors first, with no mind for the cost and consequence that their decisions have on the American people,” she said.
She told Carlson that Biden and Democrats are “actively pushing us to the brink of a nuclear holocaust” as well with Russia.
“They may have their bunkers where they’ll be safe but we the American people will have no shelter, no place to go, no place to hide and face the consequences that could destroy all of humanity and the world as we know it,” Gabbard added.
Carlson then asked Gabbard about the reaction to her announcement: “Has anyone called you today, your former colleagues, Democrats, to say anything to you?”
“One,” she responded. “One got in touch with me and sent me a text message with three thumbs up.”