Rep. Tulsi Gabbard surprised a lot of people this week.
On Thursday, Tulsi Gabbard not only dropped out of the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination, she also endorsed Joe Biden. Many thought she would be more likely to endorse Bernie Sanders.
Tulsi Gabbard ends White House bid, endorses Biden
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard announced Thursday that she would end her presidential campaign, formally winnowing the 2020 Democratic field to a two-man race between former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“Today, I’m suspending my presidential campaign and offering my full support to Vice President Joe Biden in his quest to bring our country together,” Gabbard said in a video statement posted online.
In endorsing Biden, Gabbard said that “although I may not agree with the vice president on every issue, I know that he has a good heart, and he’s motivated by his love for our country and the American people.”
“I’m confident that he will lead our country guided by the spirit of aloha, respect and compassion, and thus help heal the divisiveness that has been tearing our country apart,” she added.
Gabbard closely tied the reasons for her withdrawal from the race to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, saying that “the best way that I can be of service at this time is to continue to work for the health and well-being of the people of Hawaii and our country in Congress, and to stand ready to serve in uniform should the Hawaii National Guard be activated.”
You can see Gabbard’s video statement below:
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) March 19, 2020
Here’s an important reminder:
When Hillary Clinton suggested Tulsi Gabbard a "Russian asset," Joe Biden stayed silent and refused to defend her.
Not very honorable! https://t.co/i4sV44csj9
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) March 20, 2020
People don’t forget these things.