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Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard on Friday threw their weight behind House Speaker Nancy Pelosi trump prosecution’s request, the reversal of their opposition is, after the outcry this week about the whistleblower report on President Trump’s conversation with the President of Ukraine.
“Up to this point, I have, in contrast to the efforts to impeachment, because it will further our already badly divided country, parts of” Hawaii Congresswoman said in a press release.
Gabbard said that she changed her mind this week.
“But after looking carefully at the transcript of the conversation with Ukraine’s President, the whistleblower complaint, the inspector General memo, and the President of Trump’s comments to the topic, unfortunately, I do not believe that if we continue with the investigation, it will be a very dangerous precedent,” she said. “The future President, as well as all of the notice to be in positions of power in the government, that you are abusing your position for personal gain, without fear of accountability or consequences.”
Pelosi, D-Calif., an official impeachment inquiry announced on Tuesday. Gabbard’s Friday statement aligned with hundreds of other house Democrats in calling for impeachment, but on the day of the Pelosi announcement, you Fox News said it would be too divisive for the country.
TULSI GABBARD WILL NOT JOIN FELLOW DEMOCRATS ” CALLS FOR IMPEACHMENT: IT WOULD BE ‘TERRIBLY DIVISIVE’
“I think the prosecution at this point would be terribly divided, divisive for the country at a time when we are very. The Hyper partisanship is one of the most important things that drives our country,” she said in an appearance on the “Fox & Friends”.
She sat opposing the indictment on Wednesday after Trump is a rough transcript published in his July call with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. Although the transcript showed no explicit quid pro quo, the house Democrats accused Trump of the study the use of foreign aid as a pressure on Ukraine, former Vice-President Joe Biden.
Gabbard responded by saying: “I think most of the people reading the transcript are not to be found, which throw out a very convincing reason, a President who won election in 2016.”
Your Friday’s reversal came after Thursday’s testimony by the Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Joeseph Maguire, who defends the government to report the decision to the whistleblower complaint to the general inspector. And according to Maguire, the report had to say, “hearsay.”
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It is unclear which of Thursday the revelations prompted Gabbard’s decision, but warned that the United States could be a “banana Republic” without charge. “If we allow the President to abuse his or her power, then, is our society rotting from the top to the bottom. We turn into a banana Republic, where people in positions of power – from the President all the way down to the traffic cop – is the feeling that it is OK to use their power to abuse without consequences,” she said.
She added that Pelosi, the inquiry must be focused “rapid, in-depth and closely. It can’t be turned into a long, tedious party-political circus, the further division of our country and undermine our democracy.”
Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this report.