Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic congresswoman from Hawaii’s 2nd District, took a run at the 2020 Democratic nomination. Despite strong support from conservative media, the candidate failed to find momentum. She is, as of today, still running a campaign concerning Democrats who worry she could seek a 3rd Party bid.
She will also be taking former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, to court. The congresswoman has announced that she is suing Clinton for October comments that painted the candidate as a Russian asset.
Gabbard is seeking $50 million in damages from the former first lady.
In October of 2019, Clinton said of the candidate, “She’s a favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far. And that’s assuming Jill Stein will give it up, which she might not because she’s also a Russian asset. She’s a Russian asset, I mean, totally. They know they can’t win without a third party candidate.”
Gabbard railed against the comments when they were first given. The announcement of her intentions to sue come at an interesting time. Just days ago, Clinton also slammed candidate Bernie Sanders’ telling the Hollywood Reporter, “no one likes him.”
The congresswoman recently announced that she will not be seeking reelection in Hawaii’s 2nd District.
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