New York sources reported that when reacting to attacks by former presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, Gabbard on Friday called her “the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long”. A US military combat veteran, who has seen war first hand, Gabbard has opposed US military involvement abroad and has called for bringing troops back home and has been criticized by some in her own party for her stand.
She added in a tweet that Clinton has “finally come out from behind the curtain” manipulating the campaign against her through her “powerful allies in the corporate media and war machine, afraid of the threat I pose”. Clinton, who had lost to President Donald Trump, had taken aim at Gabbard and alleged in a podcast by a campaign manager for former President Barack Obama that she was “a favorite of the Russians” and they were grooming her to be a third party candidate in next year’s election.
Clinton and her party have blamed the Russians for her loss rather than their own missteps and their condescension to an important segment of voters she dismissed as “despicables”. Although partly a Samoan a non-white minority and not of Indian descent, Gabbard is a practicing Hindu. Gabbard is a serving major in the Army National Guard that is similar to the Territorial Army.