Tulsi Gabbard, a former congresswoman from Hawaii and a Democratic candidate for president in 2020, made the announcement on Twitter early on Tuesday morning.
Gabbard said she could no longer support the Democratic Party in a 28-minute video that she put to YouTube and shared in part on Twitter.
Additionally, Gabbard urged “fellow common sense, independent-minded Democrats” to leave the Democratic Party and join her.
Who is Tulsi Gabbard?
According to Newsweek, Gabbard served as Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district’s representative from 2013 to 2021 while serving as an officer in the United States Army Reserve.
She attempted to win the 2020 presidential election but was unsuccessful, and since then, she has criticised Vice President Biden.
Tulsi Gabbard is quitting the Democratic Party, but why?
Gabbard said in her statement that “anti-white racism” and “wokeness” in the Democratic Party are the reasons why she is no longer a Democrat:
“I can no longer support the Democratic Party of today, which has been taken over by an elitist cabal of warmongers motivated by cowardly wokeness, who actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms, demonise the police and protect criminals at the expense of law-abiding Americans, believe in open borders, weaponize the national security state to target politicians, and divide us by racializing every issue and stoking anti-white racism.
“I support a democratic system of governance that works for the common good. Sadly, the Democratic Party of today does not. Instead, it symbolises a government run by, for, and by the wealthy elite. I’m urging my fellow Democrats who have a feeling of independence to leave the Democratic Party with me.
“I encourage you to join me if you can no longer stomach the course that so-called awakened Democratic Party ideologues are leading our nation.”
What will Tulsi Gabbard do next? Will she join another group?
The first episode of the “Tulsi Gabbard Show,” which she claimed she would launch this morning, was the announcement video titled “Why I’m Leaving the Democratic Party.”
Gabbard has not stated if she would join the Republican Party or any other party, despite the fact that she will no longer be a member of the Democratic Party.