December 19, 2019 BY: Chad Rhodes
United States Representative Tulsi Gabbard is an American politician and Hawaii Army National Guard major serving as the U.S. Representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district. Elected in 2012, she is the first practicing Hindu member of Congress and the first Samoan-American to represent a state in Congress. Gabbard’s announcement of her intention to seek the Democratic nomination in the 2020 US presidential election made her the first female combat veteran to run for president.
On December 18, 018 Tulsi Gabbard brave bold statement was a brilliant stance on the impeachment vote against President Donald Trump .
The House voted 230 to 197 to impeach Trump for abuse of power, and 229 to 198 for obstruction of Congress. Votes fell mostly along party lines but Gabbard, a 2020 presidential hopeful, cast the only “present” vote on each article of impeachment.
After the vote, the Hawaii congresswoman issued a statement saying Trump “violated public trust,” but that voters would be able to hold him accountable in the 2020 election.
“I could not in good conscience vote against impeachment because I believe President Trump is guilty of wrongdoing,” she explained. “I also could not in good conscience vote for impeachment because removal of a sitting president must not be the culmination of a partisan process, fueled by tribal animosities that have so gravely divided our country.”
I like that Tulsi Gabbard is her own drummer. I don’t see her being dragged into the puppet show any time soon. Thank You Tulsi Gabbard for standing for the truth…