Tulsi Gabbard calls Hillary Clinton's foreign policy a 'disaster', asks her to 'step down from your throne'
Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard continued to take aim at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as she released another campaign video on Tuesday night, slamming Clinton's foreign policy under the Obama administration as a "disaster," and told her to "step down from your throne."
The 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful's one-minute-long clip, titled 'Hillary, Acknowledge the Damage You’ve Caused' saw Gabbard blaming Clinton for the death of servicemen overseas.
"Hillary, your foreign policy was a disaster for our country and the world," said the military combat veteran, who served in the Iraq War. "It’s resulted in the deaths and injuries of so many of my brothers and sisters in uniform. It’s devastated entire countries, millions of lives lost, refugee crises, our enemy al-Qaeda/ISIS strengthened."
The 38-year-old also blamed Clinton for the increased Iranian and Russian influence and Turkey's invasion of Syria. Gabbard, in the clip, also demanded an apology from the former first lady for the "damage" she had caused and accused her of attempting to continue her foreign policy through the next Democratic nominee.
"It is long past time for you to step down from your throne so the Democratic Party can lead with a new foreign policy, which will actually be in the interests of and benefit the American people and the world," the congresswoman added.
Gabbard's latest attack on Clinton came days after the former Secretary of State had suggested that Russia was "grooming" the Hawaiian congresswoman to become an independent candidate for the 2020 presidential elections. Clinton, while appearing on former President Barack Obama aide David Plouffe’s “Campaign HQ” podcast on Friday, said she believed Russia was "grooming" a Democratic Party candidate to give up their primary bid and run for president as a third-party candidate. The former first lady, however, did not take any names or accused Gabbard directly.
The 2016 Democratic nominee said Russia has "got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate." Clinton added: "She’s the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far."
Plouffe, however, ended his podcast with a reference to Clinton's "belief that Tulsi Gabbard is going to be a third-party candidate propped up by Trump and the Russians." The former Secretary of State did not appear to contradict his description. Gabbard also appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Friday night and said that Clinton had waged a smear campaign against her because "she knows she can't control me."
Gabbard had released a furious campaign video on Sunday after Clinton's insinuations, suggesting the former first lady has been after the congresswoman since 2016 when she left her position in the Democratic National Committee and endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president.