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Democrat Tulsi Gabbard celebrates McAuliffe's loss, says big Republican win in Virginia is a 'victory for all Americans'
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Democrat Tulsi Gabbard celebrates McAuliffe's loss, says big Republican win in Virginia is a 'victory for all Americans'

Former Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard celebrated Republican Glenn Youngkin's victory over Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia gubernatorial election. Gabbard — a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate — stated that the Republican candidate winning Virginia was a benefit to all Americans.

Gabbard said Wednesday, "McAuliffe's loss is a victory for all Americans. Why? Because it was a resounding rejection of efforts to divide us by race, the stripping of parental rights, and arrogant, deaf leaders. This benefits us all."

This is the latest instance of Gabbard slamming members of her own party. Last week, the former lawmaker from Hawaii bashed the Biden administration for starting a legal appeal to reverse a U.K. judge's decision to not extradite the WikiLeaks founder to the U.S. to face espionage charges.

"The increasingly authoritarian Biden/Garland administration is doubling down on its crusade against our constitutionally protected rights of freedom of speech, assembly, etc. by continuing its vindictive retaliatory crusade against Julian Assange," Gabbard tweeted with the hashtag "FreeAssange." "If they succeed, it will be another nail in the coffin of democracy—in our country and around the world."

In late September, Gabbard attacked President Joe Biden for being "judge, jury, executioner" when he accused Border Patrol agents of abusing migrants — a narrative that was debunked.

"I consider Joe Biden a friend. But he's absolutely wrong and he needs to apologize to the American people for saying what he said," Gabbard said. "Here's why: He's somebody who's been very outspoken as being against autocrats, autocracies, dictators. But what he essentially did was act as judge, jury, and executioner for these Customs and Border Patrol agents on horseback."

"The bigget issue that this points to, which is one that we all need to be concerned about, is that if we are no longer a country of laws, if we are no longer a country where we know we will be presumed innocent unless proven guilty, then we don't have a democracy," Gabbard stated. "And that's the increasing feeling that a lot of us have is we are losing our democracy and moving closer and closer to what essentially is an autocracy."

During a Fox News appearance in early September, Gabbard unloaded on Hillary Clinton for allegedly attacking her for being an "outsider."

"It really points to the fact that we have a situation in our country where the powerful elite, people like Hillary Clinton and those around her — the deep state, the media — they're all colluding to destroy outsiders who they deem as posing a threat to their power," Gabbard said. "So essentially, what they do is they create this dictatorship, those who are outsiders, those who put country first, those who are not afraid to to challenge the establishment, and those who don't toe the line, they do all they can to silence, and censor, and eliminate these outsiders if they indeed pose a threat to their power."

In early October, Gabbard needled Democratic and Republican leaders for the 20 years the United States military was engaged in Afghanistan – the longest war in American history.

"Overall, when we really look at the last twenty years that we spent there, I think there's a few important lessons to take away. Our mission to go into Afghanistan, initially to go after Al-Qaeda, the jihadist terrorists who attacked us on 9/11, declared war against us, was justified. We sent special forces in there who very expeditiously and effectively defeated Al-Qaeda," Gabbard, who served in the Hawaii Army National Guard, stated. "What went wrong after that was when leaders in our country lost sight of that very direct and important mission and instead began to embark on regime change wars and nation building exercises and as we've seen over the last twenty years in Afghanistan specifically, even senior leaders in our government across Democrat and Republican administrations didn't really know what our mission there was."

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Paul Sacca

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Paul Sacca is a staff writer for Blaze News.
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