Tulsi Gabbard Ends Presidential Campaign, Makes Endorsement
On Thursday, moderate Democratic Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard suspended her presidential campaign after it failed to gain traction as the Democratic National Committee (DNC) barred her from joining the Democratic debates.
At the same time of her drop out, Gabbard announced that she would be endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden for president.
Despite announcing that she would not be seeing re-election in the House, Gabbard stated that she would serve the public by working “for the health and wellbeing of the people of Hawaii and our country in Congress, and to stand ready to serve in uniform should the Hawaii National Guard be activated.”
“So today, I’m suspending my presidential campaign, and offering my full support to Vice President Joe Biden in his quest to bring our country together,” Gabbard said in her announcement.
WATCH the clip below that was tweeted by Gabbard on Thursday:
“After Tuesday’s election, it is clear that Democratic Primary voters have chosen Vice President Joe Biden to be the person who will take on President Trump in the general election,” she added.
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Biden has come up big in many of the primaries. He most recently won all three primaries Tuesday in Florida, Arizona and Illinois. Gabbard’s endorsement is just one in a long list of former presidential candidates who have chosen to back Biden over Sanders.
The Hawaii congresswoman was the first female combat veteran to announce a presidential bid. The 38-year-old focused on foreign policy throughout her campaign and called out former first lady Hillary Clinton after the latter accused her of being a Russian asset.
Gabbard also sued Hillary Clinton for defamation after she was called a Russian asset.
“It should have been for $50 billion,” Gabbard said. “This is who I am. And so to so directly dismiss the value, the honor, the loyalty and sacrifices, not only for me, but for any service member in this country, it can’t go unchecked.”
Gabbard also proved herself to be a rebel within the Democratic party when she voted “present” during the impeachment of President Trump’s. After receiving major backlash from her party, Gabbard strongly defended her decision.
“My motivation is always coming from a deep love of country,” Gabbard said at the time.
“And that’s where, after doing my due diligence and going through the exhaustive report that was put out … I came to that conclusion that I could not, in good conscience, vote either ‘yes’ or ‘no.’”