The lone Democrats to vote present on Trump’s impeachment vote, who is also running for President, had some nice things to say about the largest third party in the country.
While hosting her own debate night event in light of attending the main Democratic debate the other night “Gabbard’s fiercest fans praised her dovish foreign and liberal domestic policy, a hallmark of her nearly year-long campaign, and asked whether she would ever ditch the Democratic Party, with which she frequently clashes. No, she strongly implied, brushing off naysayers who speculate she may launch a third-party bid, an idea that she has routinely shot down.”
“I appreciate the voice the Libertarian Party brings to this conversation,” Gabbard said. “It is necessary.”
Rep. Gabbard has been praised by many Libertarians for her views on foreign policy and how she has stood up to the establishment of her own party. The fact that she chose to vote neither for or agains the impeachment of Trump showcased her as a maverick in her own right.
Out of all the candidates running for the two major parties as of right now Gabbard is the only one that makes sense. She does have her problems when it comes to the economy, but in terms of civil liberties, and foreign policy she is lock step in line with the Libertarian philosophy.
She is someone that the Democratic Party needs around like Ron Paul to the Republicans. She has the potential to keep their socialist ways in check and put them on the right track. Her maverick sensibilities and her ability to piss off the establishment is a huge check in our books.