Ex-Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) has warned that Democrat President Joe Biden shares the same “mindset” as Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
Gabbard made the remarks while on the campaign trail for Don Bolduc, a former Army general and a Republican in New Hampshire.
The former congresswoman denied she made the comparison, according to media reports.
However, her comments do suggest a link between the two.
“And this is something that is, you know, throughout history, we look at authoritarian leaders and dictators in other countries,” she said.
“I’m pretty sure they all believe they’re doing what’s best.
“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.
“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.”
Asked why she was backing the GOP candidate, Gabbard said:
“I’m an independent, and I’ve laid out the reasons why today’s Democratic Party, that is controlled by fanatical ideologues, that stands against freedom, why it’s a party I can no longer be associated with.
“I’m here campaigning with Don Bolduc because I know he’s committed to putting country and the American people first, and I think that more politicians more people running for office would be smart to do the same.
“I think it makes every bit of sense when you look at two people who’ve dedicated our lives to serve our country, both in uniform and now in public office.
“It makes every sense when you look at the things, the fundamental foundational things that we share in common, which is the constitution.
“It’s freedom. It’s the Bill of Rights,” she said.
“It’s taking care of serving the needs of people here in New Hampshire and across the country.”
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— Jake Lahut (@JakeLahut) October 17, 2022
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