October 19, 2022

Tulsi Gabbard Leaves Democratic Party

  • Analysis, Flyover Country

By Ophelia Garrett

In Brief: 

Former Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard announced she left the Democratic Party on Tuesday, denouncing the organization as an "elitist cabal."

Gabbard's announcement served as the inaugural episode of "The Tulsi Gabbard Show," a podcast she is now running. Gabbard has been a popular figure among Republicans due to her moderate stance on many issues, and many have expected her to join the GOP at some point. 

The Background: 

Gabbard has been in politics since 2002 when she won her first election at age 21. She has been a spokeswoman for the Democratic Party since, and was a Democrat presidential candidate back in 2020.

However, she has had it with the wokeness and agenda pushing that the Democratic party has embraced in recent years. She has been outspoken with her criticism of President Biden, calling him out for “pouring fuel on the flame” of the division in our country, and now has chosen to resign from the party altogether.

In her announcement, Gabbard stated:

I believe in a government that is of, by, 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.”

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich praised Gabbard for ditching the Democrats in a Tuesday statement on Fox News. He argued that she is one of many Americans who traditionally have voted blue but now find the Democratic Party unrecognizable.

Gabbard endorsed Joe Biden as presidential candidate after dropping out of the presidential race.

Notable Quotes: 

“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 that are enshrined in our Constitution.” –Tulsi Gabbard via Twitter

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