The first ever self-identified “Hindu-American” lawmaker from a white ethnic group in the United States, with deep ties to the BJP-RSS regime in India, is leaving the Democratic Party. A candidate for the Democratic candidacy for president in 2020, Tulsi Gabbard declared on Tuesday that she is resigning from the party, claiming that it is governed by woke, anti-white, warmongers.
In a video posted on Twitter, Gabbard, a four-term congresswoman from Hawaii, said, “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 weakness, 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.”
She called the party “hostile to people of faith and spirituality,” while condemning the police and defending criminals “at the expense of law-abiding Americans.” She also stated that party officials were using national security as a tool to pursue their political rivals and, mostly, to push the world closer to nuclear Armageddon.
Gabbard had recently become an outlier in the Democratic Party after having to run for the Democratic nomination in 2020 before withdrawing and supporting Joe Biden’s candidacy. Many major Democrats considered her a Russian puppet whose ideas matched more closely with the Trump Republican Party on a variety of subjects.
Although there are four lawmakers of Indian and Hindu descent in the US Congress, Gabbard claimed to be the first “Hindu-American” House Representative, as she adhered to the Gaudiya Vaishnavism that her American parents practised. She regards the Bhagavad Gita as spiritual guidance and took the oath of office in 2013 using her copy. She gave to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 2014 visit to the United States. Top RSS-BJP official Ram Madhav attended her Hawaii wedding in 2015.
She was a military veteran who fought in the Iraq war before entering Congress and became vehemently anti-war, constantly chastising the US military establishment for dragging the US into foreign conflicts. Even as a Democratic lawmaker, she criticized then-President Barack Obama for allegedly being soft on radical Islam.