Updated: Oct 28, 2019
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) came to the defense of fellow 2020 presidential contender Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) on Monday after Hillary Clinton appeared to suggest Gabbard was getting a campaign boost from Russia.
Sanders called the former Democratic presidential nominee’s suggestion “outrageous” and pointed to Gabbard’s military record, which includes time in an Iraqi combat zone.
Bernie Sanders✔@BernieSandersTulsi Gabbard has put her life on the line to defend this country. People can disagree on issues, but it is outrageous for anyone to suggest that Tulsi is a foreign asset. 115K6:15 PM - Oct 21, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy
The controversy began when Clinton discussed the third-party vote and Republicans’ 2020 campaign strategy in the “Campaign HQ” podcast last week. “I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who’s currently in the Democratic primary,” she said, “and they’re grooming her to be the third-party candidate.”