Rep. Tulsi Gabbard defended President Trump’s decision to remove two administration officials from their posts after they testified in the House’s impeachment process.
“I disagree with so many of Trump’s decisions, especially as it relates to foreign policy; I’ve been very outspoken in that area,” the Hawaii Democrat said during a Fox News interview over the weekend.
“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.”
Last week, President Trump was acquitted by the Senate on 2 articles of impeachment passed by the House last year. Later, President Trump fired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council and U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, both of whom testified about his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that sparked impeachment.
Tulsi Gabbard, 38, was speaking to host Neil Cavuto ahead of Tuesday’s New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary.
She didn’t qualify for last week’s Democratic debate and is polling at 3.3% in the first-in-the-nation primary state.
Gabbard, an anti-interventionist who, at times, strikes out against more mainstream Democratic policy positions, has struggled to gain traction in the nomination process, as The Washington Examiner reported.
Her critics, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Kamala Harris, have called Gabbard a “Russian agent” and claimed that she gets her talking points from Fox News.