Failed 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton may have gone silent on Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), the 2020 Democratic presidential contender whom Clinton suggested was a Russian plant designed to upend the upcoming election. Tulsi Gabbard, however, hasn’t forgotten their feud.
In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece published Wednesday, Gabbard says she is running for president in order to “undo Mrs. Clinton’s failed legacy,” citing her 2016 endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) against Clinton in the Democratic primary as proof she and Clinton have been in conflict for years.
Gabbard says that, in the years since Clinton’s last presidential run, she’s all but forgotten about Donald Trump’s chief rival but it’s now clear Clinton hasn’t forgotten about her. . .
“Whether Mrs. Clinton’s name is on the ballot or not, her foreign policy will be,” Gabbard wrote, adding that she’s battling a dozen other candidates who “adhere to her doctrine of acting as the world’s police, using the tools of war to overthrow governments we don’t like, wasting taxpayer dollars, costing American lives, causing suffering and destruction abroad, and undermining America’s security.”
Hillary Clinton has been silent in response, but her allies have not. Instead of hitting at Gabbard directly, Clinton associates have been conducting something of a whisper campaign, fomenting a concern among Democrats that Gabbard really is marshaling her troops for a third party bid — or at least a Democratic convention coup. (Read more from “A ‘Failed Legacy:’ Tulsi Gabbard Blisters Hillary Clinton in Op-Ed” HERE)