Tulsi Gabbard was always an odd fit among the cast of characters seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination. While she was on board with many of the party’s ideals, she was also quite on the box when it came to others.
Critic of Gabbard, who often accuse her of being sympathetic of strongman style leaders, will most liely find her latest comments ironic. The Hawaiian congresswoman recently dismissed Donald Trump’s retaliatory firing of whistle-blower Alexander Vindman as within his purview.
When asked about the President’s actions by Fox News’ Neil Cavuto. She told the host, “Ultimately, whether people like it or not, there are consequences to elections and the president has, within his purview, to make the decisions about who he’d like serving in his Cabinet.”
The party line on Vindman’s firing certainly differs than that of Gabbard. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said of the move, “President Trump is impeached forever. The shameful firing of Colonel Vindman was a clear and brazen act of retaliation that showcases the President’s fear of the truth. History will remember Lieutenant Colonel Vindman as an American hero.”
Gabbard has not yet ended her run at the Democratic nomination. She failed to qualify for the most recent debate, which occurred last week.