Gabbard: Trump indictment killed democracy

 June 15, 2023

Former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard ripped the recent indictment of former President Donald Trump.

Gabbard said the move from special counsel Jack Smith is "not something that should happen in the United States.

She warned that it might be the "final nail in the coffin of our democracy."

Gabbard made the comments at the 14th annual Western Conservative Summit in Denver, Colorado — one of the largest annual gatherings of conservatives outside of Washington, D.C.

The former lawmaker began by noting her love for the United States, her military service, and her later role in congress.

"I love our country, and I’ve proudly sworn in oath twice: first, as a soldier enlisting because of the terrorist attacks on 911, and again, as a member of Congress where I served for eight years, that oath swearing to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic," Gabbard said.

Gabbard announced her departure from the Democrat Party in October.

During her speech, Gabbard warned of threats to American freedom and the Constitution, which are "not coming from some far-off land or some foreign country."

"Those threats are coming from within," Gabbard declared. "And they’re coming, unfortunately, from people who do not share our love for this country, who don’t share our appreciation for God-given rights and freedoms that are enshrined in the Constitution."

"And so, they are willing to sacrifice all of it in their ambitious and selfish hunger for power," Gabbard added.

"According to Gabbard, that is the reason we are now witnessing an 'unprecedented moment,' where a sitting U.S. president, facing an upcoming election, abused his power 'to direct the federal government and justice system to be used against his major political opponent in the midst of a presidential campaign, charging him with multiple crimes,'" reported Breitbart.

"This is not something that should happen in the United States of America," Gabbard proclaimed, warning, "it could be the final nail in the coffin of our democracy."