Skip to comments.Tulsi Warns Democrats: Impeachment Will Only 'Embolden Donald Trump'
Posted on 12/29/2019 2:31:49 PM PST by Kaslin
Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard explained in an interview with ABC News in Hudson, New Hampshire, why the representative from Hawaii voted present during the recent House vote on two articles of impeachment against the president.
"I think impeachment," Gabbard began, "unfortunately, will only further embolden Donald Trump, increase his support and the likelihood that he'll have a better shot at getting elected while also seeing the likelihood that the House will lose a lot of seats to Republicans."
Ahead of the impeachment vote, Gabbard introduced a resolution calling on the House to officially censor the president. Gabbard was the only House representative to vote present on both articles of impeachment against President Trump.
Gabbard has been trying to position herself as the least crazy candidate running in the still-crowded Democratic presidential primary.
Gabbard told ABC News that her vote was "not a decision of neutrality," but she was "standing up for the people of this country and our ability to move forward together."
I am standing in the center and have decided to vote Present, Gabbard said following the House vote. I could not in good conscience vote against impeachment because I believe President Trump is guilty of wrongdoing.
"Thinking about what's politically advantageous," Gabbard told ABC News, "whether for me or for my party, does not enter into my mind around these decisions that have really great consequence."
Gabbard has announced that will not be seeking re-election in the House, fully dedicating herself instead to her presidential run.
It is true
Trump thrives on conflict
Hed be bored if nobody opposed him
This sums up Tulsi well:
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Tulsi was a coward. She may as well have voted YES for impeachment. She is a Democrat through and through.
She is a Democrat through and through.
Exactly. Anyone who thinks otherwise isnt employing brain cells.
At least she didn’t vote with guidance from Scottish law like Arlen Spector. Same outcome, slightly less crazy sounding.
Was her vote actually a calculated move to get people to keep talking about her when she has nothing of value to sell?
True. He thrives on this and it drives them insane. He will hit back every time, and that drives them insane.
warning Tulsi is the person we will be running against in 2024 she is positioning herself to pick up all the pieces of the demacrat party after it self destructs. we need to treat her as the most dangerous demacrat out there because she will be leading a unified party after the 2020 election and we will have difrent republicans trying to claim trumps mantel and to get the crucial trump third term.
Seriously? Who writes this stuff?
Know how I know for a metaphysical certainty the Donkeys have screwed up royally and Trump will cruise to re-election in November?
My Liberal Relatives did not want to talk politics at all this Christmas. They were all depressed and resigned to the fact that none of the Democrat candidates had a prayer of beating Trump.
Ahhhhhhhhhhh! It was so wonderful not being regaled with the usual NPR/MSM Democrat propaganda for Christmas for a change.
... He will hit back every time, and that drives them insane.
If they werent so thin skinned, they could probably neutralize him by benign neglect
As if he’s not bold enough already. Kind of a dumb comment from Tulsi.
“I believe President Trump is guilty of wrongdoing.”
Tulsi sh*t the bed. She should have voted “No” on both Articles.
That would actually put her where most moderate Dems would have voted for her.
Why did she vote present instead of no? If she had real scruples she would have voted no. But, she can not offend the far left wing base of her party.
In reality she is positioning herself for a presidential run in 4 plus years after Trumps reelection. She knows full well this election will be a disaster for the democrat party. She hopes to pick up the pieces of this disaster and become the next candidate. She may succeed. For her to succeed she must divorce herself from the left. However, she has made many policy statements that are extreme left.
I really do not know what she really is. Obama ran as a moderate and once elected became an extreme leftist.
What is Tulsi Gabbard really? We do not know.
I am standing in the center and have decided to vote Present, Gabbard said following the House vote.
she speaks the truth... everyday trump proves what the looney leftists have been doing wrong...
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