Sep 27, 2019

Tulsi Gabbard backs Trump impeachment inquiry

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2020 Democratic contender Rep. Tulsi Gabbard backed an impeachment inquiry for President Trump on Friday, stating that her review of the whistleblower complaint, the memo of Trump's July call with Ukraine's president and Trump's comments over the past few days swayed her decision.

Why it matters: The Hawaii congresswoman's previous position had been an outlier amongst 2020 Democrats and Speaker Nancy Pelosi's caucus — and she had strongly spoken out against the idea just a few days ago. With Gabbard on board, all top 2020 Democrats now support impeachment in one form or another.

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Tulsi Gabbard on Hillary Clinton claims: "She knows she can't control me"

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) responded to Hillary Clinton's suggestion that she is Russia's "favorite" 2020 candidate, by saying Clinton was attempting to "undermine" her campaign, and that she "knows she can't control me," reports CBS.

Go deeperArrowOct 19, 2019

Pelosi on impeachment inquiry: It doesn't matter if Dems lose House

Nancy Pelosi speaks at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, Sept 28. Photo: Sergio Flores/Getty Images

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) addressed at the Texas Tribune Festival the inquiry into President Trump's impeachment by saying "it doesn’t matter" if Democrats lose the House in 2020.

[W]e cannot have a president of the United States undermining his oath of office, his loyalty to his oath of office, undermining our national security, and undermining the integrity of our elections."
Go deeperArrowUpdated Sep 29, 2019

Tulsi Gabbard won't seek re-election to Congress in 2020

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) announced early Friday that she will not seek re-election to Congress in 2020 in order to focus on her presidential campaign.

"I'm fully committed to my offer to serve you, the people of Hawaii & America, as your President & Commander-in-Chief. So I will not be seeking reelection to Congress in 2020. I humbly ask for your support for my candidacy for President of the United States."
Go deeperArrowOct 25, 2019