Former U.S. Rep., presidential candidate Gabbard leaves Democratic Party

FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, speaks during a news conference in New York. Gabbard’s fellow Democrats are nervous that she will mount a third-party bid for president. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

HONOLULU — Tulsi Gabbard, a former four-term congresswoman from Hawaii and 2020 presidential candidate, announced she left the Democratic Party on Tuesday. 

“I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party that is now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by racializing every issue & stoke anti-white racism, demonize the police, believe in open borders, and weaponize the national security state to go after political opponents,” Gabbard wrote on Twitter.