Tulsi Gabbard Commits to Democratic Party, Won’t Mount Third-Party Spoiler Effort

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, listens to a question during a campaign stop in Londonderry, N.H., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Just weeks ago, Tulsi Gabbard was involved in a Democratic spat that showed up on the national radar screen, and was quickly dismissed by many who witnessed it.

The issue was Hillary Clinton, once again sticking her nose in the affairs of the Democratic Party, much to the dismay of those who suffered through her 2016 takeover of the DNC and subsequent rigging of the primaries.  Clinton is little more than a curse on the progressives at this point in her lengthy political career, and many within the Democratic establishment would like nothing more than for the former First Lady to retire quietly to upstate New York.

Unfortunately, that is far from reality, and Clinton has begun even attack some of the Democrats who are running for the party’s nomination in 2020.  In the case of Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Clinton insisted that the war vet-turned-politician was being “groomed” by Russia to spoil the race with a third party candidacy, should she fail to secure the Democratic nomination.  Gabbard immediately shot back, denying the claims and taking a swipe at Clinton in the process.

Now, in an effort to further disprove Hillary’s ridiculous assertion, Gabbard has made a pledge.

Longshot presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard says she will not launch a third-party bid for the White House if she fails to secure the Democratic nomination.

For weeks questions have swirled over whether the Hawaii congresswoman could play spoiler in 2020. That’s what many Democrats accuse Jill Stein of doing in 2016, when her Green Party candidacy cut into Democrat Hillary Clinton’s margins in key battleground states in the contest against Republican Donald Trump.

DNC Chair Tom Perez confirmed the news as well, describing Gabbard’s demeanor during the discussion as “enthusiastic”.