Tulsi Gabbard – at 38 years of age a decorated miltary veteran and multi-term Democrat House member from Hawaii – was also a candidate for the 2020 presidential nomination.si Gabbard (D-HI) who was running for President.
No, she has not dropped out of the race. But I’m putting her status as a Democrat presidential candidate in the past tense because of this quote, which she made during an interview with conservative writer/commentator David Rubin:
“I don’t support open borders. Without secure borders, we don’t really have a country. And while some of the other Democratic candidates will say, ‘Well, open borders, that’s a conservative argument and that’s not really what’s being advocated for,’ if you look at some of the practical implications of some of the things they are pushing for, it is essentially open borders.
“I think there’s a few things we’ve got to do when we’re talking about immigration reform. One is we’ve got to have secure borders. This is not Trump’s wall from sea to shining sea. It’s about seeing again what makes sense. I look at things from a practical, objective-oriented standpoint; I’m a soldier. So I look at what’s our objective? Secure the borders. In some places, it may make the most sense to have a wall or some kind of physical barrier in place. In other places it won’t make sense. So you use technology and you use all the other tools that we have ultimately to accomplish that objective of security at the borders.”
Do Rep. Gabbard’s comments make sense? You bet they do. No borders, no country.
But in today’s Democrat Party those comments do not make her a sensible person, they make her a wild-eyed right wing racist.
So file Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s statement about borders under “Right Idea, Wrong Party”…
…and wave goodbye to any chance she has to be this party’s nominee.