The nation is still over seven months away from election day, but the spectacle certainly can’t come soon enough.
We The People have been ringside for one of the most convoluted and uncouth election seasons of all time in the case of the 2020 primaries, with far too many candidates and far too little compromise.
It’s bad enough that we have to choose between Team R and Team D in every single issue, but now Team D appears to be cracking in half. The old-guard, centrist Democrats are blatantly attempting to railroad Joe Biden into the nomination, and trashing the other candidates along the way.
One of the 2020 hopefuls isn’t going to lie down and take it, however.
Democratic presidential contender Tulsi Gabbard sued Hillary Clinton for defamation on Wednesday, seeking at least $50 million in damages for harming her reputation by suggesting last year that one of the party’s White House contenders was a “Russian asset.”
The lawsuit said Clinton’s comments had damaged the presidential candidacy of Gabbard, a U.S. representative from Hawaii, and were motivated by anger over Gabbard’s endorsement in 2016 of Clinton’s Democratic nominating contest rival, Bernie Sanders.
The long shot candidate’s legal team did not pull any punches.
“Clinton got exactly what she wanted by lying about Tulsi – she harmed her political and personal rival’s reputation and ongoing presidential campaign, and started a damaging whisper campaign based on baseless, but vicious, untruths,” said the lawsuit, filed in federal court in New York.
Clinton has been active again this week, telling a documentary film crew that “nobody likes” Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in another attack aimed at paving the way for a Joe Biden nomination.