Is Russia grooming Tulsi Gabbard to run as a third party candidate in 2020?

Mar 2012
New Hampshire

Hillary Clinton
appeared to suggest that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is the “favorite of the Russians” to win the 2020 presidential election and is being groomed by Moscow to run as a third-party candidate against the eventual Democratic nominee.

In an interview on the podcast “Campaign HQ,” the former secretary of State warned that the Russian government was poised to once again meddle in the U.S. presidential election through online disinformation efforts and by encouraging a third-party challenger to stir chaos in the contest.

The Russians already have their “eye on somebody who’s currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate,” she said, in an apparent reference to Gabbard. “She’s the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her, so far,” Clinton told David Plouffe, the podcast’s host and the campaign manager for former President Obama’s 2008 campaign.

And that’s assuming Jill Stein will give it up, which she might not because she’s also a Russian asset,” Clinton added, referring to the 2016 Green Party presidential candidate. Clinton did not mention Gabbard by name. But her comments were a clear swipe at the Hawaii congresswoman, who has repeatedly been accused by political rivals and critics of being a potential Russian asset. Gabbard has denied those allegations.

A spokesperson for Gabbard’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Friday about Clinton’s remarks.


The Man

Former Staff
Jul 2011
Yea it gets tiresome. Its also a little bit hurtful since there are lots of Russians that now live in the US (and Canada!) that arent trusted by some. Are you a spy? ;)
Hell, some Russians LIKE this. They enjoy Russia once again being a global Boogeyman, just like in the Cold War haha

The 90s were a "decade of humiliation", to such folks...
Mar 2012
New Hampshire
Joe Mccarthy would be so proud of Hillary.
Apparently its not just Hillary. There are some on Twitter claiming Andrew Yang and Tulsi are going to run together as indies in 2020 and are being funded by the Russians. Ugh.
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Former Staff
Feb 2010
I've Got Nowhere Else to Go
Two questions I still can't get an answer for:

1. If the Russians are trying to hack our electronic voting machines, why is no one even talking about going back to paper ballots? and
2. If they were able to hijack the election by running a few Facebook ads, what exactly is the NSA doing with all those billions and billions of taxpayer dollars we're giving them every year to protect the integrity of our computer networks?