Former Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has opened a new chapter in her life after leaving Congress and the Democratic Party.
According to reports on Tuesday, Gabbard, 41, a U.S. Army Reserve officer and Iraq war vet, has joined Fox News as a paid contributor, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing a network spokesperson.
In a column for the network’s digital outlet after it looks like the GOP is all but certain to win the House, Gabbard offered some advice to the newly divided Congress and took a swipe at Biden.
“It’s time for those who actually got elected to prove to the American people that they’re not just politicians, that they actually are there in Washington to take action to protect the interests and freedom of the American people,” she began.
“Unfortunately, while in Bali today, instead of delivering a necessary message of unity to all Americans, President Biden chose to attack half the country once again, implying that the only acceptable Democratic outcome is a win for the Democratic Party,” she added.
“There were no candidates this cycle that were in favor of political violence or voter intimidation or destroying democracy. Joe Biden’s message is the wrong approach, because here is the truth: As long as the Democratic Party and the permanent Washington elite are working hand in hand with Google and Facebook, and as long as Google is allowed to continue to use its monopoly power to skew public opinion in a certain direction, literally manipulating the information that we as voters are allowed to see, then there is no democracy,” she noted further.
“We’ve been hearing a lot of politicians scream and shout about how committed they are to defending our democracy. Stop posturing. Stop fear mongering. Do something about it,” Gabbard advised.
“That’s what we need right now, leaders who are actually serious about working on behalf of their constituents and the American people and finding common sense solutions to the many challenges that we face,” she wrote
“The reality is the margins of this election across the board are razor thin no matter how things shake out in the next few days with these election results that have not yet been announced, Republicans and Democrats will have to find a way to work together if there’s any hope of getting anything done,” she said.
“When I was a Democrat in Congress and I introduced legislation I always sought out and was able to find Republicans and Democrats who were willing to work together on actually solving problems,” the former Hawaii lawmaker noted further.
“It’s hard, but it can be done. It must be done. I’m not advocating bipartisanship just for the sake of bipartisanship. It’s really about coming together as Americans to work for the best interests of the people that they serve, us, their constituents.”