Last week, former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard stunned supporters when she announced she was leaving the Democratic Party.

And on Monday, she shocked Democrats by announcing she would be campaigning for Republicans.

But not just any Republican: She will be stumping for Kari Lake, the feisty Arizona gubernatorial candidate who has been backed by former President Donald Trump.

“For too long, establishment leaders from both parties have sought to enrich themselves, play games, and build up their power while ignoring and even enabling the suffering of millions of hard-working Americans,” Gabbard said as she announced she would be stumping for Lake, a former Phoenix area newscaster who spent decades in the industry and departed due to its left-wing shift.

“Kari Lake is a leader who puts people first, is fighting for border security, energy independence, public safety, and other policies that actually make life better and more affordable for the American people,” Gabbard continued. “Kari Lake isn’t afraid to call out the warmongering elitist cabal of permanent Washington and the Military Industrial Complex, and their propagandists in the mainstream media. I look forward to supporting @KariLake ahead of these critical midterm elections.”

Gabbard is also backing Don Bolduc, a GOP candidate running for the U.S. Senate in New Hampshire.

“I’m an independent, and I’ve laid out the reasons why today’s Democratic Party, that is controlled by fanatical ideologues, that stands against freedom, why it’s a party I can no longer be associated with,” she said last week.

“I’m here campaigning with Don Bolduc because I know he’s committed to putting country and the American people first, and I think that more politicians more people running for office would be smart to do the same. I think it makes every bit of sense when you look at two people who’ve dedicated our lives to serve our country, both in uniform and now in public office,” she added.

“It makes every sense when you look at the things, the fundamental foundational things that we share in common, which is the constitution, it’s freedom. It’s the Bill of Rights. It’s taking care of serving the needs of people here in New Hampshire and across the country,” she added.


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