Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) has ended her bid for the Democratic nomination.
Former Rep. Gabbard was consistently an outsider in the Democratic primary contest, sparring with establishment figures such as Hillary Clinton, who claimed Rep. Gabbard was a ‘Russian asset:’
And @TulsiGabbard suspends her campaign for president— Lisa Lerer (@llerer) March 19, 2020
Rep. Gabbard was consistently boxed out by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for debates via thresholds for polling and donors. She had yet to be present on the debate stage in 2020.
In the 2016 Democratic primary, Rep. Gabbard resigned as Vice Chair of the DNC to support Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) for president over Hillary Clinton.
“We can vote for Hillary Clinton and ... get more of these interventionist, regime-change wars that have cost us so much, or we can vote for and support Bernie Sanders, end these counterproductive, costly interventionist wars and invest here at home, because we cannot afford to do both," Rep. Gabbard said in 2016, per The Washington Post.
Despite her disagreements with the establishment, and previous support of Sen. Sanders, Rep. Gabbard is throwing her support behind former Vice President Joe Biden.
Rep. Gabbard’s announcement officially makes the Democratic a two-man race, with former Vice President Biden having all-but-locked-up the nomination.