Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) sued former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday for allegedly defaming her by suggesting the Hawaii congresswoman is a “Russian asset,” CNBC reports.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) was challenged to a push-up contest by a man at a presidential primary town hall event. She won.
Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) endorsed Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) in the 2020 Democratic presidential race.
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President Trump slammed Hillary Clinton for suggesting Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is Russia’s favorite in the 2020 presidential race, The Hill reports.
Said Trump: “Hillary Clinton, I don’t know if you’ve heard of her, she’s the one accusing everybody of being a Russian agent. Anybody that is opposed to her is a Russian agent. That’s a scam that was pretty much put down.”
He added: “I don’t know Tulsi, but she’s not a Russian agent. I don’t know Jill Stein. I know she likes environment. I don’t think she likes Russians. If she does like them, I know she’s not an asset. These people are sick. There’s something wrong with them.”
Hillary Clinton said the Russians are currently “grooming” a Democrat running in the presidential primary to run as a third-party candidate and champion their interests, CNN reports.
The comment appears to be directed at Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.
Said Clinton: “I’m not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate. She’s the favorite of the Russians.”
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) said she will attend this week’s Democratic debate after earlier suggesting she might boycott the event over perceived unfair treatment, The Hill reports.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) says she may boycott the Democratic presidential debate next week, accusing the Democratic National Committee and media of “rigging” the primary contest against outsider candidates such as herself, The Hill reports.
Gabbard pointed to what she described as “arbitrary” and nontransparent qualification requirements as evidence party leaders “are trying to hijack the entire election process.”
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) reversed herself and now backs an impeachment inquiry into President Trump, stating that her review of the whistleblower complaint, the memo of Trump’s July call with Ukraine’s president and Trump’s comments over the past few days swayed her decision, Axios reports.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has qualified for the October Democratic presidential primary debate, making her the twelfth candidate to hit the Democratic National Committee’s thresholds, Politico reports.
“Having our country act as Saudi Arabia’s bitch is not ‘America First.'”
— Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), saying on Twitter that President Trump is awaiting “instructions from his Saudi masters.”
Honolulu Civil Beat: “Deep in the Washington state wilderness, a highly paid political consultant is raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars from U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s presidential campaign. It’s the kind of money usually spent on national name-brand political operatives with bustling offices and large staffs based in Washington, D.C., or New York.”
“But few people in the business have ever heard of Kris Robinson, the owner of Northwest Digital, a web design and internet marketing firm working for Gabbard’s campaign. His company address is a PO box here in Stehekin, a remote village in the Northern Cascades mountains that’s famous for its isolation.”
The Atlantic runs a must-read profile of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI):
“Good politicians are smooth. Gabbard is beyond smooth. She’s unflappable to the point of being confounding, even to the many people I spoke with who have worked with her for years in Washington, D.C., and at home in Hawaii. She may be the most elusive candidate running for president, with a campaign that has followed none of the rules of conventional or contemporary politics, and a small but committed group of supporters.”
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) told CNN that she will not run as an independent candidate if she fails to win the Democratic presidential nomination.
Said Gabbard: “I will not. No, I have ruled that out.”
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s (D-HI) presidential campaign is calling on the DNC to revise its list of debate qualifying polls in an effort to help the congresswoman qualify for the third Democratic debate, ABC News reports.
“The Gabbard team is citing what they describe as several irregularities in the selection and timing of the DNC sponsored polls. The campaign points out Gabbard has exceeded 2% support in 26 polls, but only two of them are on the DNC’s ‘certified’ list.”
Jewish Insider: “A neo-Nazi website took credit for Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s (D-HI) qualification for the first two Democratic primary debates. The Daily Stormer, a notorious white supremacist and antisemitic website, proclaimed in April ‘we did it” — after the Hawaii congresswoman reached the 65,000 donor threshold needed to participate in the first two debates.”
“The Gabbard campaign did not respond to repeated requests for comment.”
“Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s (D-HI) White House campaign announced Friday it had reached the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) donor threshold to appear at the primary debate in September,” The Hill reports.
“Gabbard’s camp said it had garnered 130,000 unique donors, with more than 400 donors in at least 20 states. To qualify for September’s debate, candidates must hit 130,000 donors and get 2 percent support in at least four different polls.”
“Gabbard has yet to reach the polling threshold.”
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) panned Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as being unqualified to be president, The Hill reports.
Said Gabbard: “I think one of the things I’m most concerned with is, Kamala Harris is not qualified to serve as commander in chief, and I can say this from a personal perspective as a soldier. She’s got no background or experience in foreign policy, and she lacks the temperament that is necessary for a commander-in-chief.”