Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) joined Tucker Carlson on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Thursday where she denounced the moderators of the first round of Democratic Primary debates for a clear bias.
Carlson noted that despite the fact that Gabbard was advocating for a sane, non-interventionist foreign policy, which viewers apparently liked based on the fact that she was the most Googled candidate during the debate, she was not given much time to speak. Rather, the most time was allocated to the establishment Democrats on stage, namely Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and and Cory Booker (D-N.J.).
So, why does it seem like the candidates with unpopular ideas get the most time to speak?
“It shows there is a clear bias in place,” Gabbard said. “I made the most of every minute that I had. I wish I had more time to address these important issues.”
She then continued to advocate for her policy position on the Middle East.
“We hear a lot of politicians say this same argument – that, well, we’ve gotta stay engaged in the world otherwise we’ll be isolationists – as though the only way the United States can engage with other countries is by blowing them up, or strangling them with economic sanctions. By smashing them and trying to overthrow their governments. This is exactly what’s wrong with the whole premise and the whole view with which too many politicians, too many leaders in this country are viewing the United States role in the world. How about the United States be a leader in the world, work out differences and build relationships with negotiations and diplomacy and finding common interests and seeing how we can work together so we can stop sending our men and women in uniform into harm’s way, serving in missions that do not serve the interests of the American people, that make our country less safe and actually end up causing more harm and more damage to people in the countries where we wage these wasteful regime-change wars? That’s the kind of change in leadership I’m seeking to bring as president.”
She also named the “NeoCons in the Trump administration” and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as Saudi Arabia, and said that all three “have created a situation where it’s going to be difficult to avoid a war in Iran.”
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