On Thursday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-CA) explained why she was suing Hillary Clinton for defamation.
Gabbard said: “For me, as a soldier, as every service member does, I took an oath of loyalty to our country. The country that I love. Willing to put my life on the line for our country deploying twice to the Middle East to do. So still serving in the uniform in the Army National Guard today for almost 17 years. The essence of this service, this love of country, is who I am.”
She added, “So when you have someone as powerful as Hillary Clinton seeking to smear my reputation, essentially implying that I’m a traitor to the country that I love, what she essentially is doing is taking my life away. So what this lawsuit is about is actually valuing the honor and the loyalty and integrity that every one of our service members embodies and saying that no one can try to defame them. We’ll not allow that to go unchecked.”
The incident Gabbard is referring to is an October podcast, when Hillary Clinton said she believed Republicans were “grooming” a Democratic candidate, obviously referring to Tulsi Gabbard, and that candidate was a favorite of the Russians.
“I’m not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who’s currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate,” Clinton stated. “She’s the favorite of the Russians, they have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far.”