In the midst of this cutthroat race to become the democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential race, some candidates will do just about anything to gain a foothold.
The field itself is starting to whittle itself away, little by little, at least in the eyes of the American public. Nineteen democrats may still technically be running for the White House, but only three seem to be real contenders of any sort.
Joe Biden, long considered the front runner in the crowded race, is losing ground after President Trump has publicly drawn attention to long-held suspicions regarding his work in Ukraine. Senator Liz Warren has become the de facto frontrunner at this point, with fellow legislator Bernie Sanders of Vermont somewhere in the mix as well.
Everyone else is just along for the ride, but that hasn’t stopped the glut of politicos from constantly reinventing themselves in order to be heard.
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Take Tulsi Gabbard, House Rep. from Hawaii, for example.
“Up to this point, I have been opposed to pursuing impeachment because it will further divide our already badly divided country,” the Hawaii congresswoman said in a press release.
Gabbard said she changed her mind this week.
“However, after looking carefully at the transcript of the conversation with Ukraine’s President, the whistleblower complaint, the Inspector General memo, and President Trump’s comments about the issue, unfortunately, I believe that if we do not proceed with the inquiry, it will set a very dangerous precedent,” she said. “Future presidents, as well as anyone in positions of power in the government, will conclude that they can abuse their position for personal gain, without fear of accountability or consequences.”
Despite Gabbard’s ability to rouse the millennial crowd, and her appearance on the ever popular podcast The Joe Rogan Experience, the lawmaker is currently polling at 0.9%, according to Real Clear Politics.
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