President Donald Trump became only the third president in American history to be impeached when the House of Representatives voted to charge him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
The vote on Article One, abuse of power, was 230-197, with one vote of present. All Republicans voted against the article, joined by two Democrats. The vote on Article Two, obstruction of Congress, was 229-198, with one vote of present. All Republicans voted against the article, joined by three Democrats.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic presidential candidate who is primarily known for her vigorous defense of brutal Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, was the spineless coward who voted “present.” Not only did Gabbard vote “present”, but she also did not speak on the House floor during the six-hour impeachment debate.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes was outraged by Gabbard’s act of cowardice, this was her reaction:
“Today was very consequential, and to not take a stand one way or another, on a day of such great consequence to this country, I think is quite difficult. We are sent here to lead.
I couldn’t agree more with AOC, in the last three years I have written over 300 anti-Trump essays and I would have given up my life for the opportunity to speak out in favor of impeachment on the House floor.
Gabbard failed to qualify for the last Democratic debate, and that’s a good thing because she doesn’t belong on the same stage with the other Democratic hopefuls. A Democratic politician who fails to speak truth to power at a crucial juncture in history and call for the impeachment of Trump has forfeited her right to call herself a Democrat, in fact she should be ashamed to call herself an American.
Gabbard is a disgrace and she doesn’t deserve to live in a democracy. She should move to Syria, I’m sure her favorite dictator, Assad, would welcome her with open arms.