Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) released a statement saying that civil war might have been avoided by the Russian investigation ending without the indictment of President Donald Trump.
The 2020 presidential candidate called for Democrats and Republicans to come together over the findings reportedly concluded in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
"I strongly supported Mueller being allowed to complete his investigation and submit his findings," Gabbard said in the statement. "Now that Mueller has found no collusion took place, we need to set aside our partisan interests and recognize that finding the president of the United States not guilty of conspiring with a foreign power to interfere with our elections is a good thing for America."
Gabbard opined that indicting the president could have led to a civil war.
"If the president of the United States had been indicted for conspiring with Russia to interfere with and affect the outcome of our elections it would have precipitated a terribly divisive crisis that could have even led to civil war," she said.
"Now we must stand together and move beyond this divisive issue that has taken up enough of the national conversation," she concluded.
Gabbard sang a different tune in 2017, when she told an audience that she was looking into the possibility of impeaching Trump. She has also been criticized by many on the left and the right for making what appeared to be appeasing statements in support of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.
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