Tulsi Gabbard is leaving the Democratic Party.
The former member of Congress, having represented Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District from 2013 to 2021, announced her move on Twitter TWTR,
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“I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party that is now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by racializing every issue & stoke anti-white racism,” Gabbard tweeted.
“I believe in a government that is of the people, by the people and for the people. Unfortunately, today’s Democratic Party does not. Instead, it stands for a government that is of, by and for the powerful elite,” Gabbard continued. “I’m calling on my fellow common sense, independent-minded Democrats to join me in leaving the Democratic Party.”
In a Twitter thread containing the announcement, Gabbard did not say whether she plans to become a Republican or join a competing political affiliation.
Representatives for Gabbard did not immediately respond to MarketWatch’s request for comment.
Gabbard, who served in the Army National Guard in the 2000s, made the announcement in conjunction with the debut episode of a podcast she is hosting.
The former Hawaii representative has been critical of the Biden White House since the 2020 election, even saying the current administration “does not care about the American people.”
She was a member of the large field of candidates competing for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination and threw her support behind eventual nominee Joe Biden as she left that race in March 2020.