Skip to main content

Tulsi Gabbard: This Is Why I Left The Democratic Party


Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0, via Flickr

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0, via Flickr

On Friday, former Congresswoman and ex-Democrat Tulsi Gabbard campaigned for Georgia Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker.

Former congresswoman and Democrat Tulsi Gabbard campaigned in Georgia on Friday for Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker.

Gabbard, who left the Democratic Party in October, slammed the left and urged voters to protect freedom by voting for the GOP. The former Hawaii representative has been storming the country campaigning for Republicans, including Kristi Noem in South Dakota, Tudor Dixon in Michigan, and Adam Laxalt in Nevada.

Gabard ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 and has served as the vice chair of the DNC. Her switch to supporting Republicans has caused major ripples in the political landscape.

Addressing the crowd in Georgia, Tulsi Gabbard said:

When you look at the party that's in charge today in Washington, the Democrat Party, which I just left a few weeks ago,

I left because I am a proud American and someone who loves this country deeply. As someone who has taken an oath both as a soldier when I enlisted in 2003 and as a member of Congress elected in 2012, I took an oath and made a promise to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

I've deployed to war zones three times in my time in service, and I'm proud to continue to serve today in the reserves. But we, as Americans, are right now facing a threat to our freedoms. And that threat is not coming from another country; that threat is coming from leaders who are abusing their power to serve their own selfish interests, seeking to take away our freedoms.

How dangerous is it that we have leaders in power in the White House and in Congress who are trying to silence, smear, and censor those who disagree with them?

Those in positions of power are weaponizing our own public institutions like the Department of Justice, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Education, and the Department of Health and Human Services. You go down the list of these federal agencies that are supposed to protect our freedom, that are supposed to protect our children, to protect the most vulnerable amongst us, and they are being weaponized against us.

to go after their political opponents, to go after parents who are going to the board of education and saying, "Hey, I'm concerned about what you're teaching my kid in school," only to be told by the government, "No, you don't get a say, you don't have a right to say how your child is educated in public schools."

Even worse, you should call the domestic terror unit against these parents, who say you are a threat. The threat is coming from those who are abusing their power, and so as much as you'll hear from famous people now telling you how bad of a guy Herschel Walker is, they are using these smear tactics because they cannot stand on principle.

They refuse to debate the issues and resort to name-calling and smear tactics, hoping that they can distract you from paying attention to the harm that they are causing to this country.

We are not distracted, and we will not allow them to distract us. They are more powerful when they put us as Americans against each other, and that's why I'm here today to ask you to share with others to remind us who we really are, that even as we may agree or disagree on certain issues, now is the time, if we care about this country that we love, that we have to stand together as Americans and not allow them to take our freedoms away.



Popular posts from this blog

'This Is The Most Extraordinary Thing I Have Ever Seen': Hawley, Biden Nom Have Unbelievable Clash

  Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr At today's Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) clashed with Colleen Shogan, nominee to be Archivist of the United States, and National Archives and Records Administration. On February 28, 2023, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) clashed with Colleen Shogan, nominee to be Archivist of the United States and National Archives and Records Administration, at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing. The heated exchange centered around Shogan's past public statements on social media and her refusal to provide a full accounting of her public posts. During the hearing, Hawley questioned Shogan about her previous statements on Twitter, which he characterized as "pretty grossly partisan and...offensive." He asked her to provide a full accounting of her public posts on Twitter, to which Shogan responded that her personal Twitter account consisted of posts about her mystery novels, events at the W

'Why Would We Subsidize Non-US Citizens?': Governor DeSantis Defends Ending Tuition Help For Undocumented

  Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) defends prohibiting undocumented immigrants from getting out-of-state tuition waivers. Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida has been defending his decision to prohibit undocumented immigrants from receiving out-of-state tuition waivers in Florida's colleges and universities. This policy change has sparked controversy and criticism, with many arguing that it is discriminatory and could limit educational opportunities for undocumented students. In response to a reporter's question about the policy change, Governor DeSantis cited his administration's efforts to make higher education more affordable for Floridians. He noted that Florida has the most affordable higher education in the country, with in-state tuition averaging around $6,000 to $6,200. He also expressed his opposition to raising tuition, which he believes could undermine the affordability of higher education in the state. However, the gove

'This Is Just Sort Of An Insult': Rand Paul Questions Biden Archivist Nominee Colleen Shogan

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr At today's Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) questioned Colleen Shogan, nominee to be Archivist of the United States about classifications. During the Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing, Senator Rand Paul questioned Colleen Shogan, nominee to be Archivist of the United States, about her understanding of the Archivist's role in certifying amendments to the Constitution and whether the Archivist has the power to change or alter the election results.  Shogan stated that the Archivist's function is ministerial and that the Archivist publishes an amendment when it becomes part of the Constitution but does not decide whether an amendment has been ratified. She also stated that she would not allow security at the Archives to force people to cover clothing that has a political speech on it. Senator Paul expressed his concern about the over-classification of government documents, citing an

President Trump Erupts On 'Woke Left' And 'Radical Left Communists,' Unveils Proposed ESG Ban

  Photo "Donald Trump" by  Dan Scavino In a video posted social media, former President Trump pledged to ban ESG investing by executive order should he retake the presidency, slamming the "woke left" and calling such investing a "threat" from "radical left Communists." Former President Trump has pledged to ban ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing by executive order if he retakes the presidency, in a video posted on social media. Trump slammed the "woke left" and called ESG investing a "threat" from "radical left Communists." In the video, Trump claimed that he issued a historic rule banning Wall Street and employers from investing retirement accounts in ESG for political reasons. He called such investments "poorly performing woke Financial scams" that would never be funded on their own merits. Trump alleged that the entire ESG scheme is designed to funnel retirement money to the "Mani

Rep. Jim Jordan Issues New Ultimatum To Biden And Washington Democrats in Yuma, Arizona

  Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr At Thursday's House Judiciary Committee field hearing in Yuma, Arizona, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) spoke to witnesses about the situation at the border, and said that Republicans will have to use government funding to stop the flow of migrants. Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio has been making headlines for his remarks during a House Judiciary Committee field hearing in Yuma, Arizona. The hearing was focused on the situation at the southern border, and Jordan spoke passionately about the need to address the chaos and danger that he sees there. Jordan began his remarks by noting that President Biden had promised on his first day in office to dismantle many of the policies and structures put in place by the previous administration to secure the border. Jordan argued that this had led directly to the situation at the border today, which he described as "open border chaos." He then asked a question that he felt was fundament