close tovideo Clinton Gabbard rift dates back to the 2016 Democrat primary
Washington examiner’s chief political correspondent David printer examines the history of the feud between the Democrats.
A growing number of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls are claiming the rally colleagues-candidate Tulsi Gabbard’s defense after Hillary Clinton, the Russians were “grooming” of Hawaii, Congressman, to a third-party spoiler in the race and beat Gabbard, a Russian asset really is — a claim Gabbard decried lubricate as unfounded.
“Tulsi is not maintained by anyone. She is her own person,” former Texas Rep. Beto O’rourke said over the weekend.
The Hill, O’rourke added: “Obviously, has to serve, this country continues to serves this country in uniform, in Congress, as a candidate for the presidency, so I think these facts speak for themselves.”
Gabbard, the Hawaii democratic members of Congress, and Clinton have been sparring since the 2016 Democratic presidential candidates a podcast with former Obama adviser David Plouffe went last week and said she was “makes no predictions, but [thinks Russians] have got your eye on someone who is currently in the Democratic primary and to care for your the third-party candidate.”
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“She is the darling of the Russians,” Clinton added, saying that they “have a number of Websites and bots and other types of support so far. “
To respond to Clinton’s podcast performance prompted Gabbard violently on Twitter called it the “Queen of the warmongers, the embodiment of corruption and personification of the red, that has disgusted the democratic party!”
A growing number of other 2020 Democratic candidates have positioned themselves in Gabbard’s camp, the rejection of Clinton’s claims, the defense Gabbard and tried to move the conversation to other topics.
Entrepreneur Andrew Yang defended Gabbard, say “deserves much more respect and thanks than this.”
“You literally just got back from service abroad,” Yang tweeted. Gabbard, a Hawaii Army National Guard major who served in Iraq.
Marianne Williamson, the self-help author, said Gabbard to “stay strong” and said she is the victim of attempted “character assassination.”
“The democratic establishment has to stop smearing women it is inconvenient to find!” She tweeted. “The character assassination of women, the non-party line will backfire. Stay strong, @TulsiGabbard. You deserve respect, and you have me.”
South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, also a veteran, was asked on CNN whether he felt Gabbard was not a Russian asset, and said: “I know what the base is.”
“I would prefer to have the conversation about policy, about what we do, and about how American life is different,” Buttigieg said Sunday. “If it’s my Democratic competitor, comes to all of this is my focus, to make sure that we make it very clear, the differences—and there are very real differences between us—and make it clear to the voters what their choices are. This is where I would focus.”
But some candidates, such as John Delaney — while making clear that he is not joined in agreement with Clinton’s claim — to be careful in order not to upset either Gabbard or Clinton.
“I think Tulsi is a very good friend. As best I can tell, there is absolutely no basis for these allegations,” Delaney said, while noting that he considers Clinton “the highest reputation” and was “a big supporter for 2016.”
Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, together wiped the feud.
“It seems to me SideShow. And so, like sideshow, I figure, if I continue in my schedule, I worry about enough things,” he said. “And so I feel as if this is something that will go and it will go on without me.”
Others, such as former Vice-President, Joe Biden, are distancing themselves from the Problem. His campaign declined to comment on Monday
To demand, in the meantime, a video Gabbard message over the weekend posted Clinton’s accusation was just payback for their defiance of the party establishment, while the 2016 presidential elections.
“If you portray falsely to me to be a traitor, then you can do it to anyone—and in fact, this is the message you want to convey is exactly, them,” said Gabbard in the video. “If you stand up to Hillary and the party power brokers—if you stand up to the rich and powerful, the elite and the war machine, they will destroy you and discredit your message.”
She added: “But here’s the truth: you will not intimidate us. You are not we are silent.”
Gabbard started the video by referencing their time as Vice-Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) from 2013 to 2016, before you quit and endorsed by sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., during the Democratic primaries in 2016. To suffocate the time, Gabbard accused leader of the party of their freedom of speech and Unger, really tip the scales in favor of the eventual candidacy of Hillary Clinton.
“People have warned me, in 2016, that is my recommendation from Bernie Sanders would be the end of my political career,” —she said Clinton would never forget… that you and your rich and powerful friends—your allies in politics and the media—are you sure you destroyed,” she said in the video.
She went on to say that “countless hit pieces full of smears” were released to destroy in an effort “” her reputation, which includes the years of military and congressional service.
The claim of Gabbard called for a Russian asset first hit the mainstream during last week’s CNN Democratic presidential primary debate, if Gabbard, news agencies for what they called a propaganda campaign against them.
“The New York Times, and CNN veterans smeared as me, the said for the call for an end to this regime-change war,” Gabbard. “Just two days ago, The New York Times apologists for an article that says I’m a Russian asset and Assad, and all these different lubricates. This morning, a CNN commentator said on national television that I will be an asset in Russia. Totally despicable.”
Clinton has come under its control for money secretly from the Russians, when she was foreign Minister. “The money Flowed Clinton Foundation in the Midst of the Russian uranium Deal,” read of 2015, a headline in the Times.
CNN journalist Van Jones echoed Gabbard ‘ s argument on-air, and called Clinton the “disinformation” — say, “you just came out against a sitting US Congressman, a decorated war veteran, and someone who is running for the nomination of our party, only with a completely smear and no facts.”
Jones continued: “This is a very, very dangerous game — and there is a background story here. Not to forget: Tulsi Gabbard was picked up by the Democratic party establishment and put at the head of the DNC, and she thought she was going to girl of your Golden. And she got in this position in the DNC, and she looked around, and saw [then-DNC chair] Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and other people, Clinton’s allies, do things you have not done so should, in the elementary school.
“And, Tulsi public hell to finish and then approved, Bernie Sanders, and it is payback since,” Jones said.
Fox News Gregg Re contributed to this report.