Washington: Tulsi Gabbard, who ran for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 2020, announced that she is leaving the party, accusing it of being dominated by woke, anti-white and warmongers. She is US’ first ever self-professed “Hindu American” lawmaker of white extract with the close ties to the BJP-RSS dispensation in India, is quitting the Democratic Party.
Gabbard, a four-term congresswoman from Hawaii, said in a video posted on Twitter “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 racialising every issue and stoke anti-white racism, actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms that are enshrined in our Constitution.”
She criticised the party for being "hostile to people of faith and spirituality" and for "demonising the police and protecting criminals at the expense of law-abiding Americans" while simultaneously demonising them. She also charged that party officials were using national security as a tool to pursue their political rivals and, most importantly, to push the world closer to nuclear Armageddon.
Gabbard had lately become an outlier in the party after seeking the Democratic nomination in 2020 before dropping out and endorsing Joe Biden’s candidacy. Many mainstream Democrats saw her as a Russian stooge whose views on a range of issues aligned more closely with the Trump Republican Party.
Although the US Congress has four lawmakers of Indian and Hindu origin, Gabbard claimed to the first “Hindu-American” House Representative by virtue of having embraced Gaudiya Vaiishnavism that her American parents followed. She considers the Bhagavad Gita as a spiritual guide and took the oath of office in 2013 using her personal copy, which she gifted to PM Narendra Modi on the latter’s visit to the United States in 2014.