Hypocrisy runs deep among the “do as I say, not as I do” left. And although about a thousand examples of the left’s hypocrisy exist, the latest one involves Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.
Three years ago she spoke out publicly about the scandal-plagued Democrat National Committee’s refusal to schedule enough primary debates for the 2016 presidential election.
Her criticism wound up drawing the ire of then-DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who took issue with her complaining about the DNC’s policies to the media.
Listen to Gabbard rightly complaining to CNN below about the DNC’s antics:
“I’ve been calling for more debates to give the American people the opportunity to hear from these presidential candidates, to listen to what they’ve got to say, to hold them accountable for their views and their position,” she said at the time.
The problem is that, just like with every other leftist in the known universe, Gabbard doesn’t practice what she preaches. Not by a long shot.
In an interview this week with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, her primary challenger for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district, Sherry Campagna, revealed that Gabbard has been blocking primary debates.
“Blocking debates from happening through non-participation is the opposite of democracy,” Campagna said in a statement. “I’ve asked for a debate. I have received silence for merely presenting a choice.”
That’s right, the same woman who complained about the DNC effectively blocking debates between then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her challengers — including Sen. Bernie Sanders, whom Gabbard endorsed in 2016 — is now blocking her own primary opponents from debating her.
Gotta love the irony …
Blocking debates from happening, through non-participation, is the opposite of democracy. I’ve asked for a debate. I have received silence for merely presenting a choice. The people of Hawaii’s CD2 deserve more than silence https://t.co/N7xhEFFe6K
— Sherry Alu Campagna (@SherryForHawaii) June 30, 2018
Her excuse? She’s too busy “spending the limited precious time she’s able to be home with her constituents, discussing issues of importance with them … as well as fulfilling her National Guard service requirements,” her spokesperson said in an email to the Star-Advertiser.
But this isn’t a new habit for Gabbard. She’s reportedly been dodging debates since at least 2016.
“I am disappointed although not completely surprised that Tulsi Gabbard has not responded to the invitation to debate that I sent her last Wednesday,” her then-challenger, Chan Hodges, said to the The Daily Beast during the elections two years ago.
“I agree with Rep. Gabbard that conducting debates during a primary is critically important… That is why I urge Rep. Gabbard to remember the arguments she made for additional debates on Fox News and other media outlets and apply them to her own election.”
Hypocrite, thy name is Tulsi Gabbard …
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