Gabbard Distances Herself From Other 2020 Dems, Says Impeachment ‘Would Be Terribly Divisive’

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While the majority of the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls are calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) isn’t jumping on that wagon.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) officially launched a formal impeachment inquiry against Trump on Tuesday, following the controversy surrounding Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president — of which the president released the transcript on Wednesday.

Although she will be attending Pelosi’s meeting on Wednesday surrounding the impeachment inquiry, Gabbard told “Fox & Friends” that she doesn’t have the same stance on impeachment as the other 2020 Democrats.

Gabbard called impeachment “terribly divisive” to the U.S. because of the “hyperpartisanship” that’s “driving our country apart.”

“I’ve been consistent in saying I believe that impeachment at this juncture would be terribly divisive for the country at a time when we are already extremely divided. The hyperpartisanship is one of the main things driving our country apart. I think it’s important to defeat Donald Trump, that’s why I’m running for president. But I think it’s the American people who need to make their voices heard making that decision.”

Watch Gabbard’s interview below:

2020 Democratic hopeful Joe Biden called Trump’s action “an abuse of power.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) declared on Tuesday, “We must begin impeachment proceedings—now.”

Although she’s been harsh about Trump – blasting the president as a “pimp” regarding the Middle East situation — Gabbard has broken from the Democratic presidential group, including when she admitted that some of the other contenders are for “open borders.”

As IJR reported, Democratic party chairman in Des Moines, Iowa, Kurt Meyer, said in response to the impeachment inquiry, and the effects on the Democratic primaries and voters: “If a highly motivated person drags her mother and her husband and her second cousin twice removed to the polls, then it makes a difference.”

University of Massachusetts associate professor of political science Erin O’Brien warned that the topic of impeachment might dominate the upcoming debates.

“Trump has been the elephant in the room, but the democratic debates so far have been really policy centered,” O’Brien said, adding, “I think impeachment now takes center stage.”

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Screwtape
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Ms. Gabbard is seeking the *ahem* moderate road for her party. Too bad the Leftist wingnuts are already punching over their weight-class in determining the candidate.

THIS time will get her known and she’s young enough to have a future, unlike the 70+ of Gropin’ Joe, Seated Bull, and Comrade Bernie. She’s a healthier alternative for Dim voters than the “I can be more whackjob Leftist” crowd. Biden’s already sucking that crack pipe.

randall
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randall

Actually, You Can’t get much more DIVISIVE than COMMUNIST (dem) vs CAPITALIST (rep)…Too Late Gabbard

James
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>Chrissy<

No, the Hillary mess has not been hammered out (I caught you winking). The Hillary mess – including Benghazi – has only be slightly buried by the MSM in the hopes it'll all just go away – like the Marxist Barry/Eric Holder "Fast and Furious" mess in which many Mexicans were killed and several Americans.

Charles Patterson
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Too bad she is a Democrat.

Charles
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Not to mention that impeachment has no basis or evidence to back it up.

John Gagliano Jr
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Always the voice of reason. She absolutely right. We must also point out that Hillary went to Ukraine and asked for dirt on trump and Ukraine actually obliged. Where’s the outrage over THAT?!
Additionally the Bidens ARE corrupt and their dealings with Ukraine should be looked at

Chrissy
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A voice of reason, yet you’ll notice she was barely recognized at the debates. She’s from my home state of Hawaii and although I’m not a Democrat, I’ll admit she has morals and loves our country.

Chrissy
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“Democratic party chairman in Des Moines, Iowa, Kurt Meyer, said in response to the impeachment inquiry, and the effects on the Democratic primaries and voters: “If a highly motivated person drags her mother and her husband and her second cousin twice removed to the polls, then it makes a difference.” That works both ways, except most Republicans don’t have to be “dragged” to the polls. Never rule out the silent majority.

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