On October 11, 2022 former Congresswoman (and former presidential candidate) Tulsi Gabbard announced that she is leaving the Democratic Party. Here is her statement:
I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party that is now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by racializing every issue and stoke anti-white racism, actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms enshrined in our Constitution, are hostile to people of faith and spirituality, demonize the police and protect criminals at the expense of law-abiding Americans, believe in open borders, weaponize the national security state to go after political opponents, and above all, are dragging us ever closer to nuclear war.
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 of, by, and for the powerful elite.
I’m calling on my fellow common sense independent minded Democrats to join me in leaving the Democratic Party. 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.
Click the link to watch my full statement on why I’m leaving the Democratic Party:
(watch the video below)
This announcement was the first episode to the new “Tulsi Gabbard Show” – which is listed as a Podcast on her website: https://www.tulsigabbard.com/podcast/
Here is a look back at the political career of Tulsi Gabbard:
- Hawaii House of Representatives (2002–2004)
- In 2004, Gabbard filed for reelection, but then volunteered for Army National Guard service in Iraq. Gabbard announced in August 2004 that she would not campaign for a second term.
- Honolulu City Council (2011–2012)
- United States House of Representatives (2013–2021)
- United States House of Representatives in Hawaii – District 2
- On January 22, 2013, Gabbard was unanimously elected to a four-year term as a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee
- Gabbard resigned as DNC vice chair on February 28, 2016, in order to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for the nomination for President of the United States.
- In 2020 Gabbard ran for President of the United States
- Gabbard earned two delegates in American Samoa (see full list here)
- On March 19, 2020, Gabbard dropped out of the 2020 election and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden
- Gabbard was the only candidate with primary delegates to not be invited to the 2020 Democratic National Convention
Since her run for President in 2020, Gabbard has frequently appeared as a political commentator on Fox News and other news outlets.