On Wednesday night, Fox News host Tucker Carlson featured Gabbard on his show to discuss the Iranian situation and the “I voted for Hillary” hashtag that trended on Twitter after Iran conducted a retaliatory strike on several Iraqi military bases.
After Carlson aired several comments Clinton made over the years in which she supported military intervention in foreign countries, Gabbard called her a “warmonger” for her foreign policy views and record as secretary of state.
“I think everybody knows and understands that she is a warmonger, and it is her record, “Gabbard said, adding, “Look to her influence on going to launch regime change over in Syria, Libya. You look throughout — obviously, her support for the war in Iraq — throughout her history. Her track record is well known.”
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She continued to say a lot of voters supported President Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign because of his vow to end “stupid wars.”
“I think this is why a lot of people back in 2016, in the general election, decided that they would vote for Trump because of what he was saying on the campaign trail about ending stupid wars and bringing our troops home.”
But she added that voters are “concerned” that Trump has not withdrawn American forces from the Middle East.
“I’m out on the campaign trail and hearing from a lot of people who had voted for Trump largely because of this issue, and their concern about how rather than ending stupid wars and bringing our troops home, what they’re seeing is more of our troops being deployed to the Middle East.”
Most recently, the Defense Department officials said last week that the Pentagon was deploying 3,000 additional soldiers to the Middle East as tensions between Iran and the U.S. ratcheted up.
Finally, Gabbard said that the U.S. should withdraw its forces from the Middle East because “the longer that they are there, the more likely it is that they are at risk and that we will end up in this endless tit-for-tat, back and forth, quagmire of a war.”
Gabbard has previously attacked Clinton for her foreign policy views, calling her “the queen of warmongers.”
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