Rep. Tulsi Gabbard again sounded the alarm on the Democrats’ impeachment efforts against President Donald Trump.
The Hawaii Democrat and 2020 candidate for president feels that impeachment has not only “greatly increased” the chances that Trump will be re-elected, but Democrats may now find it hard to remain in control of the House.
Trump’s election victory chances have been “greatly increased,” Gabbard said in a video she posted on Monday.
“In 2020, we will have a new president in the White House. But the real question is: how many of you do not want that to be Donald Trump? I definitely don’t,” the lawmaker said.
“But unfortunately, the House impeachment of the president has greatly increased the likelihood that Donald Trump will remain the president for the next 5 years,” the only House Democrat to vote “present” during the House vote earlier this month added.
“We all know that Trump is not going to be found guilty and removed from office by the U.S. Senate. It’s not going to happen,” Gabbard went on, contending that the impeachment will only “increase his support” and is going to “make him harder to defeat.”
The Hawaii lawmaker believes the impeachment will actually “increase the likelihood that Republicans will take over” the House, expressing that she is “concerned” that the efforts by Democrats will backfire and give the nation another Trump administration as well as a Republican-controlled Congress.
“This is going to be a disaster for our country,” the congresswoman said, contending that the “goal” must be more than just defeating Trump at the polls in 2020.
“We need to stand together, work side by side to usher in a bright future, a bright future of peace, genuine equality and human dignity,” she concluded.
Gabbard’s remarks echoed similar comments she made just a few days ago while in New Hampshire.
“I think impeachment, unfortunately, will only further embolden Donald Trump, increase his support and the likelihood that he’ll have a better shot at getting elected while also seeing the likelihood that the House will lose a lot of seats to Republicans,” the 2020 hopeful told ABC News.
Trump remarked recently that he gave Gabbard “a lot of respect” because she knew impeachment “was wrong” and only voted present. Only two other Democrats in the House voted against impeaching Trump — Reps. Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, who has since switched parties and become a Republican.
Gabbard came under fire by many liberals and her Democrat colleagues for her refusal to vote “yes” but she defended her position in a video she posted after the vote earlier this month.
“I could not in good conscience vote against impeachment because I believe President Trump is guilty of wrongdoing,” she said.
“I also could not in good conscience vote for impeachment because removal of a sitting President must not be the culmination of a partisan process, fueled by tribal animosities that have so gravely divided our country.”
While some Twitter users concurred with Gabbard’s take in the latest video, others celebrated the president’s upcoming election victory.
We will not have a NEW president. We will have the SAME President for the next five years! Why? Because of promises made and promises kept???
— TurboChick⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@KelleyTori) December 31, 2019
I agree with her about Trump winning in 2020 ang get the house and senate. But it’s not going to be disastrous for our Country. Wel’ll be the best we’ve ever been as a Country.
— JayGee (@JayGonsalves510) December 31, 2019
You say, a Republican House and Senate would be terrible for our country.
But you fail to describe, why.
This speech was a perfect example of demagoguery, Tulsi. Well done!
As an independent voter, for the first time in my life, I’m voting for a Republican president: Mr. TRUMP!
— Omnitonik (@omnitonik) December 31, 2019
Tulsi, yes, there will be a President in the office in 2020, and it will be @realDonaldTrump … only President to keep his promises, to talk directly to the people, to listen & actually do good for middle America, to care about America.
Look at our economy! Jobs!#KAG2020
— Eli ?? ?? ❌ (@elianselmi) December 31, 2019
— Sharon Solomon (@Beatlebaby64) December 31, 2019
Tulsi is correct.
Pelosi’s fumble has been recovered by Trump and he’s in the red zone.
— Silly Professor (@sillyprofessor) December 31, 2019
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