“I’m really concerned that because of this House impeachment that we will end up not only with Donald Trump as president from 2020 to 2024, we’ll actually end up with a Republican-controlled Senate and a Republican-controlled House.”
Congresswoman and 2020 presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) has a habit of telling her fellow Democrats truths they would rather not hear. She just did so once again.
In a new video she shared on Twitter, Gabbard warned members of her party that their effort to impeach Trump is likely to lead to his reelection and to Democrats losing the House of Representatives.
John Bowden reports at The Hill:
Tulsi Gabbard: Impeachment has ‘greatly increased the likelihood’ of Trump reelection and GOP retaking House
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) predicted Monday that it would be more difficult for House Democrats to remain in control of the House following passage of articles of impeachment against President Trump.
In a video tweeted Monday evening, the 2020 candidate for president wrote that Trump’s chances of winning reelection had been “greatly increased” because of the House’s vote.
“Unfortunately, the House impeachment of the president has greatly increased the likelihood Trump will remain the president for the next 5 years,” Gabbard says in the video.
“We all know that Trump is not going to be found guilty by the U.S. Senate,” she added.
See the video below:
In 2020, we will have a new president in the White House. How many of you do NOT want that to be Donald Trump? I certainly don’t. Unfortunately, the House impeachment of the president has greatly increased the likelihood Trump will remain the president for the next 5 years … pic.twitter.com/FRRlbWHyo7
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) December 31, 2019
Here’s the video transcript via Real Clear Politics:
REP. TULSI GABBARD (D-HI), DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT: In 2020, we will have a new president in the White House. But the real question is how many of you do not want that to be Donald Trump? I definitely don’t. But unfortunately, the House impeachment of the president has greatly increased the likelihood that Donald Trump will remain the president for the next 5 years.
We all know that Trump is not going to be found guilty and removed from office by the U.S. Senate. It’s not going to happen. Second, the impeachment, in my view, will actually increase his support among voters and it’s going to make him harder to defeat.
Furthermore, the House impeachment has increased the likelihood that Republicans will take over the House of Representatives, so I’m really concerned that because of this House impeachment that we will end up not only with Donald Trump as president from 2020 to 2024, we’ll actually end up with a Republican-controlled Senate and a Republican-controlled House. This is going to be a disaster for our country. I know that we can beat in 2020. But our sights must be set on a higher goal than just defeating Trump.
Gabbard has come under fire from Democrats in recent weeks for voting ‘present’ on impeaching Trump, but many people on the right admire her strength of character.
On this latest point, she’s absolutely right says . . . former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.
Joshua Nelson reports at FOX News:
Huckabee agrees with Gabbard’s prediction that impeachment will ‘embolden’ Trump
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Sunday that 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, D-HI., was correct in saying that the House Democrat-led impeachment push would embolden President Trump supporters.
“She’s absolutely right,” Huckabee told “Fox & Friends.” “What she said was 100 percent right. This impeachment nonsense which she did not vote for. She voted ‘present’ and I thought that probably really stirred them up.”
“This is only going to not just embolden Donald Trump but, more importantly, I can guarantee it has emboldened his supporters, including me,” Huckabee said.
To get a sense of where the left stands, take a look at this tweet from Josh Marshall of the progressive outlet Talking Points Memo. If you don’t get the joke, he is referencing a line from the film The Manchurian Candidate.
Tulsi Gabbard is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) December 31, 2019
YouTube personality Tim Pool is a fan of Tulsi Gabbard and talked about this story in a recent video. Pool is an interesting character. He is left of center, but fair in his political analysis. Take a look:
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