Tulsi Gabbard announces she is leaving Democratic Party, calling it an 'elitist cabal of warmongers'

Tulsi Gabbard, a former representative from Hawaii, declared she was leaving the Democratic Party and urged other "common sense independent minded Democrats" to do the same

She called the party a "elitist cabal of warmongers

I am no longer able to support the Democratic Party of today, which has been taken over entirely by an elitist group of war mongers motivated by cowardly wokeness.

are antagonistic toward those who practise religion and spirituality, condemn the police, and defend criminals at the expense of law-abiding Americans.

From 2013 until 2021, Gabbard served as a Democrat in the 2nd Congressional District of Hawaii.

She made an unsuccessful attempt to win the party's presidential candidacy in 2020.

Gabbard paired her announcement with the launch of a podcast series on YouTube called "The Tulsi Gabbard Show.