Tulsi Gabbard, US’ first ‘Hindu-American’ lawmaker, quits Democratic Party

WASHINGTON: The United States’ first ever self-professed “Hindu-Americanlawmaker of white extract with the close ties to the BJP-RSS dispensation in India is quitting the Democratic Party. Tulsi Gabbard, who ran for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 2020, announced on Tuesday that she is leaving the party, accusing it of being dominated by woke, anti-white, warmongers.
”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 and stoke anti-white racism, actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms that are enshrined in our Constitution,” Gabbard, a four-term congresswoman from Hawaii, said in a video posted on Twitter.
She condemned the party for being “hostile to people of faith and spirituality” while demonizing the police and protecting criminals “at the expense of law-abiding Americans.” She also accused party leaders of weaponizing national security “to go after their political opponents, and above all, who are dragging us ever closer to nuclear war.”
Gabbard had lately become an outlier in the party after seeking the Democratic nomination in 2020 before dropping out and endorsing Joe Biden’s candidacy. Many mainstream Democrats saw her as a Russian stooge whose views — on a range of issues — aligned more closely with the Trump Republican Party.
Although the US Congress has four lawmakers of Indian and Hindu origin, Gabbard claimed to the first “Hindu-American” House Representative by virtue of having embraced Gaudiya Vaiishnavism that her American parents followed. She considers the Bhagavad Gita as a spiritual guide and took the oath of office in 2013 using her personal copy, which she gifted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the latter’s visit to the United States in 2014. The RSS-BJP’s top functionary Ram Madhav attended her wedding in Hawaii in 2015.
A military veteran who served in the Iraq war before she entered Congress, she became strongly anti-war, frequently berating the US military establishment for dragging the country into foreign conflicts. Even as Democratic lawmaker, she criticised then President Barack Obama for purportedly being soft on radical Islam.

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