Tulsi Gabbard, the former Hawaii congresswoman who ran for president in 2020, announced Tuesday her official departure from the Democratic Party.
What are the details?
The announcement is not exactly surprising. As the Democratic Party moves farther left, Gabbard (and other Democrats like her) have become increasingly alienated. In fact, Gabbard is a frequent critic of President Joe Biden and Democrats.
But what is surprising is the scathing way in which she announced her departure.
In a video, Gabbard described the Democratic Party as an "elitist cabal of warmongers" bent on dividing Americans and erasing our fundamental rights.
"I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party that's 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, who actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms that are enshrined in our Constitution," she said, "who are hostile to people of faith and spirituality, who demonize the police but protect criminals at the expensive of law-abiding Americans, who believe in open borders, who weaponize the national security state to go after their political opponents, and, above all, who are dragging us closer to nuclear war," she explained.
After laying out why she is leaving the Democratic Party, she called on others like her to follow her lead.
"I believe in a government that is of the people, by the people, and for the people. Unfortunately, today's Democratic Party does not. Instead, it stands for a government that is of, by, and for the powerful elite," she said.
"I'm calling on my fellow commonsense, independent-minded Democrats to join me in leaving the Democratic Party," she continued. "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."
It is not clear which political party Gabbard will now associate with. Though she is no longer a Democrat, she did not say she is now a Republican.
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