Tulsi Gabbard compares Joe Biden to Hitler at New Hampshire rally
Former Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard compared President Biden to Adolf Hitler at a rally in New Hampshire and claimed the two men appear to share a “mindset” about how to lead a country.
Gabbard, who announced last week that she was leaving the Democratic Party, made the comparison while blasting Biden for his speech last month in Philadelphia on former President Donald Trump and anti-democratic extremism, according to audio obtained by the Daily Beast.
“And this is something that is, you know, throughout history, we look at authoritarian leaders and dictators in other countries,” she said while campaigning alongside New Hampshire GOP Senate hopeful Don Bolduc in Manchester on Sunday.
“I’m pretty sure they all believe they’re doing what’s best,” she said. “Even Hitler thought he was doing what was best for Germany, right? For the German race. In his own mind, he found a way to justify the means to meet his end.”
She continued, “So when we have people with that mindset, well, you know we’ve got to do whatever it takes because, as President Biden said in that speech in Philadelphia, that those who supported Trump, those who didn’t vote for him are extremists and a threat to our democracy.”
The remarks came less than a week after the former 2020 presidential candidate declared that she was leaving the Democratic Party, citing “anti-white racism” and “cowardly wokeness” on the left.
“I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party that is now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers … who divide us by racializing every issue and stoke anti-white racism, actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms that are enshrined in our Constitution,” she said in a blistering Twitter video.
Gabbard, who previously endorsed Biden’s presidential candidacy, urged “fellow common-sense, independent-minded Democrats” to abandon the party as well.
Gabbard announced her plans to stump alongside Buldoc, the retired brigadier general and occasional election denier challenging incumbent Sen. Maggie Hassan, last Wednesday.
“[Tulsi Gabbard] is a fellow change agent and independent-minded outsider willing to speak truth to power,” Buldoc tweeted last week.
“I’m honored to have her support and looking forward to barnstorming NH with her!”
A veteran of the Hawaii Army National Guard, Gabbard served in Iraq between 2004 and 2005. She and Buldoc share an outsider’s stance on military issues.
“I tried to get words like compassion, empathy, and humanity in the dialogue of leadership traits in the military, but they were considered by the leadership as being too soft terms,” Buldoc told the New Hampshire Union Leader after Sunday’s campaign stop.
In a radio interview Sunday, Gabbard also hinted at a possible second presidential bid in her future.
“It’s also not something I am thinking about right now,” she clarified to the Union Leader’s Kevin Landrigan.
Following Sunday’s debut, Gabbard supported Buldoc at a meet-and-greet in Laconia.
“[The Democratic Party] are actively undermining our fundamental freedoms and they’re actively pushing us farther towards the brink of nuclear war,” she said, hinting at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threats of nuclear retaliation over the war in Ukraine.
Buldoc is expected to next team up with Ambassador Nikki Haley at a grassroots rally on Tuesday afternoon.
Reps for Gabbard and Buldoc did not immediately respond to a request for comment.