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Tulsi Gabbard Responds After Hillary Clinton Implies Gabbard Is Favored by Russia

2020 Democratic candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) has responded to Hillary Clinton, who this week implied that Gabbard was a favorite of the Russians.

“Great! Thank you, @HillaryClinton. You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain,” Gabbard said in a Twitter post on Oct. 18.

“From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a concerted campaign to destroy my reputation. We wondered who was behind it and why. Now we know—it was always you, through your proxies and powerful allies in the corporate media and war machine, afraid of the threat I pose,” she continued.

“Its now clear that this primary is between you and me. Dont cowardly hide behind your proxies. Join the race directly,” Gabbard added.

Great! Thank you @HillaryClinton. You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain. From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a …

— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) October 18, 2019

… powerful allies in the corporate media and war machine, afraid of the threat I pose.

Its now clear that this primary is between you and me. Dont cowardly hide behind your proxies. Join the race directly.

— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) October 18, 2019

This comes after the former secretary of states comments during a podcast appearance on Campaign HQ hosted by David Plouffe.

During the interview, Clinton said, “Theyve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate.” A spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal that she was referring to Republicans who have their eye on a Democratic candidate.

“She is a favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far. Thats assuming Jill Stein will give it up, which she might not because she is also a Russian asset,” Clinton continued, without referring to Gabbard by name.

“They know they cant win without a third-party candidate, and so I do not know who its going to be, but I can guarantee you they will have a vigorous third-party challenge in the key states that they most need it,” she added.

During the Democratic debate on Oct. 15, Gabbard criticized the New York Times and CNN for smearing veterans like herself “for calling for an end to this regime change war [in Syria]” and their reports for accusing her of being a Russian asset and an Assad apologist.

On Oct. 12, the NY Times published a story that said the 2020 candidates threatening to boycott the debate caused some Democrats to wonder what “she is up to in the race,” adding that “others worry about supportive signs from online bot activity Read More – Source