So yeah that is Gabbard being given every opportunity to label Bashar Assad and enemy, or at least an adversary of America, and she simply refuses to do it.
Keep in mind that Putin is a big supporter of the Assad regime, and has actually bombed freedom fighters in Syria.
For the record, I am all for staying out of unnecessary wars as well, but that is not the question that Gabbard was asked.
What I found even more interesting was toward the end of the segment Kasie Hunt asked Gabbard about an NBC News report that the Russian propaganda program was now gearing up to support her campaign.
Gabbard became very defensive at that and claimed that it had been “debunked” by other journalists.
These are those “other journalists.”
Here is the “debunking” of the NBC News report from RT, the Russian state media. You tell me which you think is more credible https://t.co/naNNXlfFKa
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) February 6, 2019
To her credit, I guess, Gabbard did at least manage to reject the endorsement she received from former KKK leader David Duke.
Tulsi Gabbard apparently picked up an endorsement from David Duke. pic.twitter.com/C08wMNJJxp
— Miranda Yaver (@mirandayaver) February 5, 2019
Courtesy of The Hill:
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) on Tuesday denounced David Duke, a founder and former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, and rejected his 2020 endorsement.
“I have strongly denounced David Duke’s hateful views and his so-called ‘support’ multiple times in the past, and reject his support,” Gabbard said in a statement to The Hill.
“Publicizing Duke’s so-called ‘endorsement’ is meant to distract from my message: that I will end regime-change wars, work to end the new cold war and take us away from the precipice of a nuclear war, which is a greater danger now than ever before.”
Well, she can denounce it all she wants, but he still provided it.
Duke also famously endorsed Donald Trump, who coincidentally also had a great deal of support from Vladimir Putin.
Putin who, despite her claims of “debunking,” now supports Gabbard.
So one really does have to ask, what is it about Tulsi Gabbard that draws support from both a former KKK leader and the Kremlin?
And why do I feel that it may be connected in some way to her refusal to label Bashar Assad an enemy of the United States?