2020 Democratic hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) appeared on The Rubin Report Sunday. She outlined her platform and discussed her thoughts on suing Google and taking on the Democratic National Committee. During the policy discussion, host Dave Rubin asked Gabbard how she felt about conservatives owning the message of freedom and liberty. Gabbard admitted she is disheartened about that.
“I retweeted one of your last tweets, which was a 30-second clip of you talking about freedom and liberty and things like that,” Rubin says in the video below. “I love all those words, but those words now have been really associated with the right, and not with Democrats… Do you find it odd that Democrats aren’t embracing those things?”
“I’m disheartened by it, because of all of those who have sacrificed for our freedoms,” Gabbard replied. Gabbard is an Iraq War veteran.
Gabbard also referenced socialists within the Democratic Party, saying many Democrats running for the 2020 nomination pander to the far left and few have acknowledged the negative aspects of factions and in-fighting. Gabbard says these factions are counterproductive.
“I think there’s a bigger question here about all of the different factions that exist within the Democratic party. I think that a lot of the inward-facing attacks, from one section to the other, that we’re seeing is not good for the Democratic Party, it’s not good for the country,” Gabbard says in the video below.
In July, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the figureheads of the socialist movement within the Democratic Party, fought with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi over how fast to take the party into direct socialism. Gabbard references that in-fighting as a bad look for Democrats as they attempt to unify their party prior to the 2020 presidential election.