Washington: Former Hawaii
“I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic party that is now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by racializing every issue & stoke anti-white racism, actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms, are hostile to people of faith & spirituality, demonize the police & protect criminals at the expense of law-abiding Americans, believe in open borders, weaponize the national security state to go after political opponents, and above all, dragging us ever closer to nuclear war,” she said in one of her interviews.
From 2013 to 2021, Gabbard represented Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District as a Democrat, and in 2020, she ran unsuccessfully for the party’s presidential nomination.
She claimed in a video posted on Twitter on Tuesday that the party she is leaving represents the “powerful elite” and not the people.
“If you can no longer stomach the direction that the so-called woke Democratic party ideologues are taking our country, I invite you to join me,” she added.
Gabbard further said that one of the primary reasons she will end her 20-year stint as a member of the Democratic party is her concern that “President (Joe) Biden and Democratic Party elites have pushed us to the precipice of nuclear war, risking starting World War III and destroying the world as we know it”.