Amid a crowded Democratic presidential field packed with unimposing candidates struggling to separate themselves from the pack, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) has staked out a unique identity for herself. She appears to be the one Democrat who makes her party’s establishment most uncomfortable.
Gabbard is staunchly anti-war and opposed to the rampant overseas interventionism that has characterized the past 30 years of American foreign policy. Not too long ago, she would have found a warm welcome in a Democratic Party promoting a “Bush lied” storyline. But Democrats today are committed to attacking President Trump any way they can. Their Mueller probe fixation has pushed them into an unspoken alliance with Republican neoconservatives who have long championed a belligerent U.S. foreign policy against Russia and its president Vladimir Putin. Gabbard is not shy about calling out her fellow Dems for their reckless saber-rattling with a major nuclear power just so they can portray Trump as Russia’s puppet.