U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is again generating controversy, and again from remarks she made on Fox News. The low-ranking presidential candidate is supporting President Donald Trump's Friday firing of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a Purple Heart recipient, after the Ukraine expert testified before Congress. Like Vindman, Gabbard is also an active duty Army officer.
Gabbard, who has promised to support whatever Democrat wins the nomination, appears to be unaware of Vindman's role as Director for European Affairs for the National Security Council (NSC), instead incorrectly suggesting he was a cabinet official.
"Ultimately, whether people like it or not, there are consequences to elections and the president has, within his purview, to make the decisions about who he'd like serving in his Cabinet," Gabbard told Fox News' Neil Cavuto, as Newsweek reported.
She's also being condemned for appearing to place politics over national security.
Many are furious Gabbard is again siding with Trump, who Democrats have vowed to beat at the ballot box in November.
Russian Asset Tulsi Gabbard Defends Donald Trump Firing Alexander Vindman: 'Whether People Like It or Not, There Ar… https://t.co/DSC3UaBcxF— #TheResistance (@#TheResistance)1581354062.0
One more time: Tulsi Gabbard is not a Democrat. That she agrees with Trump once again reveals her for what she is:… https://t.co/c9MZxIExFb— Gort (@Gort)1581356618.0
Another one of Putin's favorites, Tulsi Gabbard, dishonors the heroism of American hero, Lt Col Vindman, for tellin… https://t.co/5Jzwu4sOXp— Barb: Biden WON! (@Barb: Biden WON!)1581367011.0
Putin’s dirtbags are the worst https://t.co/lv8SNvw3eG— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko)1581366890.0
Straight up gaslighting hell-troll awful person. https://t.co/huZSHeNfzV— Josh Marshall (@Josh Marshall)1581368042.0
@DianaLogue2 @gmarie55 Hey gabbard you are a disgrace, col. Vindman is a war hero with a purple heart! Get out of t… https://t.co/Gzh11j60C5— Palma Edwards (@Palma Edwards)1581300916.0
This is what a @TulsiGabbard administration would look like - rationalization for retaliation for public testimony. https://t.co/qCcHDCTxhk— Tim Peacock (@Tim Peacock)1581359337.0
@realTuckFrumper Gabbard is using zero common sense because she knows Trump voter's lack it. This is not about elec… https://t.co/9dHZ8mjQHm— Mary Ann Barbero (@Mary Ann Barbero)1581354589.0
OK: 1. Both #Vindman brothers are decorated LTCs (Lt. Cols) in the @USArmy. They are apolitical. Neither one is a… https://t.co/lN6jTb5IzP— Jones Bahadur Black (@Jones Bahadur Black)1581341157.0
Russian Asset Defends Same https://t.co/GqRGW93J94— Quinn Cummings (@Quinn Cummings)1581365825.0