Skip to comments.Tulsi Gabbard: 'Present' vote on impeachment 'an active protest' against 2-party gridlock
Posted on 12/20/2019 8:48:47 AM PST by powermill
Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard doubled down Thursday on her decision to vote present on two articles of impeachment against President Trump that cleared the House on Wednesday.
The House voted 230 to 197 to impeach Trump for abuse of power, and 229 to 198 for obstruction of Congress. Votes fell mostly along party lines but Gabbard, a 2020 presidential hopeful, cast the only present vote on each article of impeachment.
I could not in good conscience vote for impeachment because removal of a sitting president must not be the culmination of a partisan process, fueled by tribal animosities that have so gravely divided our country.
Her decision was widely criticized as being non-committal. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said that to not take a stand one way or another, on a day of such great consequence to this country, I think is quite difficult.
Gabbard took to Twitter to elaborate on her present vote as an active protest against the zero-sum game that Democrats and Republicans "have trapped America in."
She went on to say that her vote was opting out of this zero-sum game mindset and back into one of negotiation"
Gabbard has risen to prominence as an outsider in her party. A military veteran still serving as an Army National Guard officer, she has blasted U.S. foreign policy while also sporadically defending Trump. She has used the Democratic presidential debate stage to attack California Sen. Kamala Harris, who has since dropped out of the race.
She also got into a caustic public back-and-forth with Hillary Clinton, after the 2016 nominee suggested -- without evidence -- that Russia is using Gabbard in the 2020 campaign.
Gabbard retorted by calling Clinton the queen of warmongers ... and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long.
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Attention whore says what?
Moron woman. Her job was to decide if Trump was guilty or not. Not to stage a private protest. But, it’s all about her, not the Country, right?
I guess I gave her too much credit. A better answer would have been, “we’re impeaching him partiality for attempting to take out a rival candidate [presumes motive]. So you expect me to vote to take out a rival candidate? What are you smoking?”
I’m not watching anything from the View.
I’m tellin you when this lady runs as an independent she’s going to give trump a hell of a run.
No she won’t.
He went on to become our 44th President.
Politically, she straddles the line on any issue. For instance, she was for traditional marriage, but now is in favor of LBGT or whatever it is called.
What wrongdoings did President Trump do Tulsi? Someone needs to pin her down on this comment. Does she think shes on her surfboard riding the political waves of impeachment breakers? Surfs up ay Tulsi?
“Votes fell mostly along party lines”
Mostly? were their 1 or 2 defectors?
Saint Tulsi. Let’s make her president. (/sarc)
President Trump should talk her into running as an independent
She will help him more than the impeachment nonsense is doing
The lefty blogs are already accusing her of being a Russian and Trump puppet doing their bidding. We’re dealing with a brainwashed cult and not a political party with the Democrats!
Brave Sir Tulsi ran away.
Bravely ran away away.
When danger reared it’s ugly head,
She bravely turned her tail and fled.
Yes, brave Sir Tulsi turned about
And gallantly she chickened out.
Swiftly taking to her feet,
She beat a very brave retreat.
Bravest of the brave, Sir Tulsi!
I dont want someone running for president to vote present,,I want someone who has the confidence to make decisions.
Oh, wait we already had one of them and look how that turned out.
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