Tulsi Gabbard, the former congresswoman from Hawaii and former Democratic presidential candidate, stepped in to host Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program on Friday night, continuing her pivot to the right.
Gabbard came armed with a monologue, torching President Joe Biden, alarmist over the power of federal institutions and slamming the FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida home.
“Now, whatever your opinion of Donald Trump,” she began, “there is no denying that the unprecedented raid on his Palm Beach home earlier this week set our country on a dangerous new path, and there is no turning back The FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago changed the country we grew up in.
Her stint as a Fox News host comes about six months after Gabbard appeared as a guest speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, where she spoke about political censorship and curbing. partisan differences.
Gabbard echoed Carlson on Friday when she told viewers that federal law enforcement favored Democrats and that even the IRS had been, in her words, “armed to target political opponents of the United Party, permanent Washington and the Biden regime”.
Conservatives have attacked a provision of the Lower Inflation Act, which was recently passed by Congress, to staff the IRS to prosecute people who cheat on their taxes, thereby generating more federal revenue.
She then claimed that Attorney General Merrick Garland was using “tactics that are all hallmarks of a dictatorship”, while discussing the raid at Mar-a-Lago. Garland said Thursday that he “personally approved” of the decision to seek a search warrant against Trump.
“Faithful adherence to the rule of law is the fundamental tenet of the Department of Justice and of our democracy,” Garland added. “Defending the rule of law means applying the law evenly, without fear or favour. Under my leadership, that is precisely what the Department of Justice is doing.
Gabbard also pinned the European energy crisis on Biden, suggesting similar repercussions could be in the cards for Americans as Western nations continue to sanction Russia for its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.
“Despite their lectures and their crocodile tears, there was never any question of morality. It’s not about the Ukrainian people or protecting democracy,” she said of the US response to the war in the country. Biden was facilitating “regime change in Russia,” Gabbard continued.
“For Joe Biden,” she added, “it’s even about establishing a ‘new world order’.”