Democratic presidential contender Tulsi Gabbard at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C.
Meg Kinnard, Associated Press
Former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is demanding Sen. Mitt Romney take down a March tweet in which he alleged she was “parroting false Russian propaganda” and that her statements were “treasonous lies.”
Gabbard, a Democrat who ran for president in 2020, recently sent the Utah Republican and former television personality Keith Olbermann cease-and-desist letters over their statements “asserting that Gabbard was parroting false Russian propaganda.”
“Her treasonous lies may well cost lives,” Romney said.
Tulsi Gabbard is parroting false Russian propaganda. Her treasonous lies may well cost lives.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 13, 2022
Gabbard said last week on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that Romney’s and Olbermann’s statements create a chilling effect where people are afraid to express their views.
“When powerful and influential people basically threaten and intimidate people into silence as Mitt Romney, Keith Olbermann and others are doing, they’re hoping to achieve that effect, that if anybody dares speak out against the government, that if anybody dares to criticize whatever the permanent Washington establishment’s narrative is that you’ll be smeared as a treasonous traitor,” Gabbard said.
Romney’s office declined to comment on the matter Monday.
When powerful, influential people make baseless accusations of treason, they are sending a message to all Americans: if you dare to criticize the establishment’s narrative, you will be smeared and discredited. If this is allowed to continue, our democracy will be no more. pic.twitter.com/U3QlL8HZxp
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) April 22, 2022
As Russia invaded Ukraine in late February, Gabbard tweeted, “This war and suffering could have easily been avoided if Biden Admin/NATO had simply acknowledged Russia’s legitimate security concerns regarding Ukraine’s becoming a member of NATO, which would mean US/NATO forces right on Russia’s border.”
At the Conservative Political Action Conference — typically hostile territory for Democrats — Gabbard called leaders of her party “hypocrites.”
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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News