Gabbard pushes back on calls to nix the Electoral College, filibuster

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What do you know about 2020 presidential candidate, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), what it stands for, and the obstacles they face.

CONCORD, N. H. — may have been a top supporter of firebrand Bernie Sanders 2016 Democratic presidential sen primary, but Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is on the fence, in these days, when there was a series of far-reaching and controversial proposals hugs and 2020 Democratic rivals.

The four-term Hawaii Democrat, a national guard officer and Iraq war veteran back appeared to push both on the calls and the elimination of the electoral Committee, and scrap the Senate, the filibuster rule – two long-standing political traditions and institutions – in an interview Friday.


At the same time, Gabbard highlighted their support for reparations for descendants of slaves.

On the question of the Electoral College, Gabbard said: “there are reforms that need to take place to make it so that our votes are cast and counted and shown in the results of our elections. I think there are pro and cons to the existing election Committee, and, in order to get rid of it. What I would like to think that it is important for us to have a conversation about how we are progressing.”

But Gabbard jab seemed to be on fellow Democrats, to say, “I think it is unfortunate that often these calls for changes, the Team has lost or suffered as a result of the election Committee.”

A growing number of Gabbard’s rivals for the nomination, supported the scrapping of the election Committee and the national popular vote to determine the winner of the presidential elections.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton topped then-Republican candidate Donald Trump of nearly 3 million votes in the election in 2016, but Trump won the presidency, thanks to his convincing margin in the Electoral College.


Gabbard is also not sold on the abolition of the filibuster, the longstanding Senate tradition of 60 votes in the 100-member chamber requires advance a bill to block so effectively the minority party legislation.

“This is a conversation I think this is important for the American people to have,” she said.

Gabbard added that it is “very important for us, as we solve this or changes, not on the basis of partiality. Often, it is not calling for the party are in the minority, to bring about these changes, and then, if you are in the majority, they say: ‘no, absolutely not. We aren’t going to change that.'”

At the moment, the filibuster is actually help Senate Democrats to slow down their members or stall legislation that the GOP Senate could support the majority, and the Trump White house. The President himself has called for an end to the filibuster, only met with opposition from Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Democrats hope for a sweeping progressive agenda passed if they win back the White house are concerned that your proposals will get a bottleneck in the Senate where the Democrats have a Chance to win in control-but barely have a chance to grab a 60-member, filibuster-proof majority.

While Gabbard concerns about the elimination of the electoral Committee, and the Senate has the filibuster, they met on Board with a controversial idea that some of the primary rivals — financial reparations for the descendants of the slaves

“I’ve actually co-sponsored a bill, HR40 in the house of representatives that would put together a Commission that would look at the damage that has been incurred, because in our country, the dark history of slavery and find out what is the best way to go about reparations,” she told Fox News. “I think we need to think about reparations, it’s really a question of what is the right way to go, and how.”

Gabbard was interviewed during a jam-packed three-day tour through New Hampshire, the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White house.

The granite state, Sanders was a country in the Democratic primaries in 2016. The independent senator from neighboring Vermont crushed Hillary Clinton in the state primary school, start him in a marathon battle with the later Democratic presidential candidate.

Asked how she could compete in New Hampshire for Sanders trailer, Gabbard quickly replied that “this is about something … much bigger than just one person.”

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