Former US Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard on Tuesday announced her exit from the Democratic Party, blaming the party for racializing every issue in the nation and denouncing it as the “elitist cabal of warmongers.”
Gabbard made the announcement in an approximately 30-minute video posted on her social media account, as she attacked the institution for its practices. Blaming the Democratic party for anti-white racism, the former representative announced that she could no longer be a member of the party of which she remained a part for 20 years.
“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 stoking anti-white racism,” Gabbard said in a video posted on her Twitter handle.
Gabbard went on to call on her fellow Democrats to join her and leave the party. However, she has not announced any plans regarding her new political associations or joining the Republican Party as of now.
She grew up in Hawaii and, at 21, ran for the Hawaii Statehouse. She has remained a Democrat for the last 20 years. She lambasted the Democratic Party for undermining the basic freedoms of people in the country. She said that she believes in a government that is of, by, and for the people. However, today’s Democratic Party does not stand by these values.
“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,” she said further in the video.
Notably, Tulsi Gabbard was the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress to run for the presidential post. She also served in a field medical unit of the Hawaii Army National Guard in a combat zone in Iraq from 2004 to 2005 and was deployed to Kuwait from 2008 to 2009.