Tulsi Gabbard Warns People Who Want Trump’s Impeachment: Pence Would Be ‘More Effective’


Tulsi Gabbard‘s record throughout Donald Trump‘s presidency has been an interesting one. Her receptiveness, determination to put aside partisanship, and willingness to meet with him have confused and alienated some Democrats. Can you blame them? (The Hawaii representative was a Bernie Sanders backer.)

And per CNN, she only muddied the waters more this week during a town hall. She told the assembled crowd that she’s been looking into what it would take to impeach Trump. She said this:

“On the issue of impeachment, I am doing my homework. I am studying more about the impeachment process. I will just say I understand the calls for impeachment, but what I am being cautious about and what I give you food for thought about is that if President Trump is impeached, the problems don’t go away, because then you have a Vice President Pence who becomes President Pence.”

She expressed her concerns with how “hawkish he is” and added, “In some ways, given the fact that he’s a former member of Congress and very well connected within the Republican establishment in Washington, he’d be able to, I believe, be far more effective in furthering his agenda than we have seen so far in President Trump’s first 100 days.”

It’s true that Trump has faced massive criticism for failing to come through on most of the promises he made regarding his first 100 days in office. Day 100 is April 29th, a week from Saturday.

You can watch the video above (the relevant remarks start around the 33:30 mark).

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