Tulsi Gabbard Exits Presidential Race, Backs Joe Biden

Tulsi Gabbard Exits Presidential Race, Backs Joe Biden

Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard announced she is ending her longshot White House bid Thursday and throwing her support behind former Vice President Joe Biden.

“After Tuesday’s election, it’s clear that Democratic primary voters have chosen Vice President Joe Biden to be the person who will take on President Trump in the general election,” Gabbard said in a video posted on Twitter. “So today, I am suspending my presidential campaign and offering my full support to Vice President Joe Biden in his quest to bring our country together.”

Gabbard, who distinguished herself in the primary by criticizing Democratic foreign policy hawks in the race said she would continue to promote an isolationist policy.

“I will continue to advocate for a 21st century foreign policy,” Gabbard said. “I will continue to do everything that I can to help bring about an end to the new cold war and nuclear arms race and end regime change wars.”

Gabbard announced last fall that she would not be seeking re-election to her House seat.

The Hawaii Congresswoman participated in four debates but failed to garner the necessary support to remain competitive in the race. Gabbard however, remained in the contest through March despite landing only two delegates in the entire primary, both which came from the territory of her birthplace, the American Samoa.

Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at [email protected]
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