A former senator and Democratic presidential candidate tweeted about what she considers the “true danger” facing the United States.
Tulsi Gabbard was a Democrat representing Hawaii in the Senate. She also threw her hat in the ring for her party’s presidential nomination in 2020.
“It is not the government’s job to shield us from information—no matter how ‘dangerous’ they claim it to be,” commented Ms. Gabbard Saturday. “The true danger is a nation of citizens who blindly follow and parrot government propaganda instead of looking for and courageously expressing the truth.”
Gabbard was unclear about what prompted her tweet but it may be related to recent events concerning Twitter — the social media platform she spoke on.
Tesla, SpaceX and Starlink CEO Elon Musk made a $43 billion all-cash offer to buy Twitter this week after becoming the company’s largest shareholder. He offered $54.20 per share, which Musk claimed to represent a 54 percent premium over the stock’s Jan. 28 closing price, when he began investing in Twitter. After receiving his unsolicited buyout bid, the tech company’s board of directors voted unanimously to adopt a “poison pill” plan that would kick in if Musk buys more than 15 percent of the company.
The billionaire entrepreneur’s stake stood at 9.1 percent when he filed notice of his offer with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Musk has been critical of Twitter allegedly censoring certain viewpoints and content, and banning individuals the platform deems controversial, including former President Donald Trump, his National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (USA-Ret.) and other conservatives.
Gabbard, who says she is friends with President Joe Biden, has voiced increasing criticism of her own party, the Biden administration and President Biden himself.
She accused her party of “tearing our country apart” during a November 2021 interview with Fox News’ Neal Cavuto. During the interview, Cavuto cited a survey indicating nearly half of Democrats said they didn’t want Biden to run again in 2024.
“I think that the American people, it’s clear as we saw in Virginia, it’s actually a positive sign that they’re rejecting the kind of divisiveness, the racialization of everything in this country, the fomenting of anger and hatred, that unfortunately, we’re seeing coming from so many of my fellow Democrats,” the former Hawaiian senator stated.
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