Tulsi Gabbard Says Trump Indictment Would Have ‘Led to Civil War’

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate is now saying that if special counsel Robert Mueller had indicted Donald Trump it would have eventually “led to civil war.”

Gabbard issued a lengthy statement that she posted on Twitter:

“I strongly supported Mueller being allowed to complete his investigation and submit his findings. Now that Mueller has found no collusion took place, we need to set aside our partisan interests and recognize that finding the president of the United States not guilty of conspiring with a foreign power to interfere with our elections is a good thing for America.”

“If the President of the United States had been indicted for conspiring with Russia to interfere with and affect the outcome of our elections it would have precipitated a terribly divisive crisis that could have even led to civil war.”

“Now we must stand together and move beyond this divisive issue that has taken up enough of the national conversation. I’m calling on Congress to protect the integrity of the 2020 elections – and all elections – by passing my Securing America’s Elections Act, which empowers every state to use voter-verified paper ballots making it impossible for Russia or anyone else to change our election results.”

“Americans all over the country are asking when our leaders, from every party, are going to put aside partisan politics and work to address the challenges that are threatening American lives and livelihoods.”

“We have a lot of work to do — rebuilding our country’s crumbling infrastructure, ending wasteful regime change wars, forging a clean energy future, ensuring healthcare for all, achieving immigration reform and so much more.”

Tulsi Gabbard Is Right — We Have a Lot of Work to Do

Although her presidential campaign has not taken off, Gabbard makes some excellent points in her tweets.

She has correctly called on Congress to safeguard against further election interference by supporting the Securing America’s Elections Act, a bill she sponsored that would allow every state to use paper ballots, “making it impossible for Russia or anyone else to change our election results.”

She also is correct in saying that Democrats must focus on solving the problems of everyday Americans. Donald Trump is a genius at distraction, and the more we are distracted then the less we can focus on Trump administration corruption and the many ways that Republicans have sold out our government to large corporate interests.

After the release Sunday of Attorney General William Barr’s summary of Mueller’s findings, Gabbard joined other Democratic candidates in calling for the release of Mueller’s full report, so she does want that to happen.

We must see the full report, and even if it does not lead to indictments it will show American voters the truth of Donald Trump’s corruption and lies.

And when that happens, the chances of Democrats taking back control of Congress in 2020 will skyrocket. Which is the outcome that most Americans want anyway.