Gabbard Tries Appealing to 9/11 ‘Truthers’ with Saudi Conspiracy Narrative


With just over three months remaining before the Iowa Caucuses launch this nation headfirst into election mania, several Democratic candidates have a tough decision to make.  Do they flaunt their cognizance and simply get out of the way, or shall they make a last-ditch push for relevancy?

Tulis Gabbard seems to have chosen the latter.

Gabbard, a Democratic House Rep. from Hawaii, has found a bit attention in recent days as a feud between she and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton erupted over Clinton’s claim that Tulsi is being “groomed” by Russia to run as a third party and ruin the Democrats’ chances in 2020.

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Still, Gabbard hasn’t been able to crack into the top tier of candidates for 2020, forcing her to reach out to ever-smaller pockets of voters for support…like those who believe 9/11 was some sort of conspiracy.

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From her appearance on Tucker Carlson’s program this week:

CARLSON: This is one of those issues I don’t think is partisan. It doesn’t need to be. It shouldn’t be partisan in any sense.

GABBARD: Absolutely not.

CARLSON: It’s an American issue. Why would the U.S. government ever side with the Saudi Kingdom of all countries against our citizens?

GABBARD: This is the real question that’s at stake. This story that we’re hearing from the families of those who were killed on 9/11 pushes this issue to the forefront where, for so long, leaders in our government have said, well, Saudi Arabia is our great ally. They’re a partner in counterterrorism, turning a blind eye or completely walking away from the reality that Saudi Arabia time and again, has proven to be the opposite.

CARLSON: Yes.

GABBARD: They’re undermining our National Security interests. They are — as you said, they are the number one exporter of this Wahhabi extremist ideology.

CARLSON: Yes.

GABBARD: They’re a fertile recruiting ground for terrorists, like al Qaeda and ISIS around the world. They’re directly providing arms and assistance to al Qaeda, in places like Yemen, and in Syria.

And as we are seeing here, it is our government, our own government that is hiding the truth from Chris and Brett and the many other families of those who were killed on 9/11. For what? Where do the loyalties really lie?

Gabbard has long been harping on the Saudi Arabia connection to 9/11, which in and of itself is likely bringing some positive enlightenment to the otherwise dense Democrats, but taking aim at the US government in the matter is a bit of a dog whistle to the underground conspiracy theorists of the world.

Emboldening that crowd doesn’t often end well.

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