• Tulsi Gabbard Gets One Right: Opposes the Impeachment Option

    Surge Summary: Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is not in favor of impeaching Donald Trump. She wants to oust him the old-fashioned way, through the ballot box.  Many of her fellow Dem candidates don’t agree.

    Look, let’s be frank: Senator Tulsi Gabbard should never be president. Her grotesque flips on abortion and LGBTQ issues all by themselves render her unfit for the office. That said, among the menagerie of Democratic candidates vying for the Big Office, the Hawaiian lawmaker and combat veteran probably evinces the most sensible insights, at least occasionally.  Again, that’s a relative comparison but she still deserves credit for intermittently ambling into reasonableness.

    PJ Media’s Stephen Kruiser notes:

    Although her fellow Democrats over in the House of Representatives are finally yielding to the fringe mob on the subject of impeaching President Trump, Sen. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) isn’t on board with the idea.

    The Hill:

    Rep.  Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) said in a new interview that she opposes an effort by dozens of House Democrats for an impeachment inquiry into the president, saying it would cause further divisions within the U.S.

    Interviewed on the new program “Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren”, the 2020 presidential candidate firmly opposed an impeachment effort. This placed her decidedly at odds with several of her high-profile Democratic colleagues who are joining her in a race for the White House. These include Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

    “I don’t [support impeachment,]” Gabbard said. “You know, I think it’s important for us to think about what is in the best interest of the country and the American people, and continuing to pursue impeachment is something that I think will only further to tear our country apart.”

    Kruiser opines,

    Gabbard has been one of the more sensible Democratic presidential candidates thus far so, naturally, she’s not getting much traction and didn’t qualify for the next debate.

    And what does that response say about the modern-day Democratic Party?

    To be honest, Gabbard isn’t the only prominent Democrats that frowns on the impeachment prospect. Believe it or not, America’s most powerful Democrat, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has not favored the idea for some time and has been resisting it for quite a while.

    Encouragingly, most polls reveal the majority of Americans aren’t crazy about the notion either.

    Many Democrats have been looking for some magical way to remove President Trump from office since the moment he was inaugurated. They put most of their hopeful eggs in the Russia collusion Mueller probe. As long as that was going on, impeachment remained mostly on the periphery.

    Once the collusion thing turned out to be nothing, impeachment talk picked up rather quickly, but it still took some time to wear Pelosi down. She still isn’t in favor of it, but is indulging the kids’ fantasy.

    Gabbard wants to get the president out of office the old fashioned way:

    “Make no bones about it: We need to defeat  Donald Trump. But I think it’s important for our country’s sake and our future that the voters in this country are the ones who do that, and I believe that we will,” Gabbard added.

    So, none of this should be mistaken as an indicator that the thirty-eight-year-old Senator is warm-n-fuzzy toward Donald Trump.

    Nonetheless, Gabbard may soon be dropping out of the race. After all, “[s]he’s not staking out any crazy territory,” observes Kruiser, “and that’s what’s selling for the 2020 Democratic field.”

    H/T: Stephen Kruiser/PJ Media

    Image: Adapted from: Lorie Shaull from Washington, United States – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard speaking at the People’s Rally, Washington DC, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=54138841

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