It's been a while since we had a Tulsi thread ...

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She just had to toss her (uninvited and unwanted) two cents in ...

Tulsi Gabbard Defends Donald Trump Firing
Alexander Vindman: 'Whether People Like It or Not,
There Are Consequences to Elections'

By Jenni Fink On 2/10/20 at 11:28 AM EST
In breaking with some of her opponents for the Democratic presidential nomination, Representative Tulsi Gabbard defended President Donald Trump's decision to fire Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman.

Trump dismissed Vindman from his position at director for European affairs for the United States National Security Council (NSC) on Friday. Vindman, who was on the July 25 call at the center of Trump's impeachment, testified before the House of Representatives in November, prompting critics of the president, including presidential candidates, to argue his firing was Trump exacting revenge.

Senator Elizabeth Warren posted on Twitter that Vindman did his "patriotic, constitutional duty" and during Friday's Democratic debate in New Hampshire, which Gabbard did not qualify to attend, former Vice President Joe Biden said Vindman deserved the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He also asked the audience to give him a standing ovation to show their support.

On Saturday, Fox News host Neil Cavuto asked Gabbard if she agreed with the comparison of Vindman's firing to October 20, 1973, when President Richard Nixon's attorney general and deputy attorney general resigned instead of firing Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox. The congresswoman responded that she has been outspoken about her dissenting opinions on many of Trump's decisions, especially with regard to foreign policy. In this case, though, she said Trump could make whatever choice he wanted.

"Ultimately, whether people like it or not, there are consequences to elections and the president has, within his purview, to make the decisions about who he'd like serving in his Cabinet," Gabbard told Cavuto.

Newsweek reached out to Gabbard's campaign but did not receive a response in time for publication.

Trump posted on Twitter that he fired Vindman because he was "very insubordinate" and "reported contents of my 'perfect' calls incorrectly." In addition to those issues, Trump wrote that he was "given a horrendous report by his superior…who publicly stated that Vindman had problems with judgment."

Vindman's attorney, David Pressman, pushed back against the president's claims, calling them "obviously false" in a statement. He added that they conflict with the personnel and impeachment records.

After Vindman's firing, Pressman implied that his client was fired because of his public testimony, saying there was "no question in the mind of any American" as to why he no longer held his position. The attorney claimed Trump "buoyed by the silent, the pliable and the complicit" decided "to exact revenge."

Along with Vindman, his brother Lieutenant Colonel Yevgeny Vindman, a senior lawyer and ethics official at the NSC, and Gordon Sondland, ambassador to the European Union, were fired. Sondland also testified during the House impeachment hearings. In November, Trump told reporters the ambassador's testimony that the president told him he didn't want a quid pro quo was proof the inquiry was "all over."

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I had just posted this in the Russian Asset thread

Gabbard is totally cool with trump firing Vindman.

though there's not much about her would shock me at this point, this one kind of caught me off guard

This is what she said to Cavuto regarding trump's firing Vindman (on FOX News of course) she also (of course) went on Hannity to double down later.



First off, ya big dummy, Vindman wasn't in trump's Cabinet. He worked at the NSC and was assigned to Ukraine. It's concerning she's running for President and doesn't even know that.

Secondly, trump's vindictive firing of people who testified against him (and their brother for no reason) is an ethical issue, not a political one.

I'm done being nice about this nutcase. She's angling for something. Since she blew her chances to be a semi-viable 3rd party candidate to help trump out, I think she's working for either a spot in trump's cabinet (maybe she'll learn what that is) if he's reelected, or a spot on FOX News.
I can't tell if she was born batshit or if that cult she was in did a number on her psyche.
 
Dec 2006
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I had just posted this in the Russian Asset thread

I can't tell if she was born batshit or if that cult she was in did a number on her psyche.
sorry, se7en - I didnt realize you had already posted about it.

if a mod wants to delete this 'extra' thread, go ahead!!!
 
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sorry, se7en - I didnt realize you had already posted about it.

if a mod wants to delete this 'extra' thread, go ahead!!!
no it really needs it's own thread (I was just adding to an old thread)

she's crossed the line many'a time already, but this right here is it for me. She's a trump/russian asset, plain and simple.
 
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