Published On: Thu, Jul 11th, 2019

Tulsi Gabbard Agrees With Justin Amash That The Two-Party System ‘Squelches’ Our Democracy

Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (R-HI) addresses the crowd during the 2019 South Carolina Democratic Party State Convention on June 22, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina.

Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard used her appearance on The NPR Politics Podcast to address Justin Amash’s departure from the Republican party, his choice to become in independent, and his comments about the “partisan death spiral” of modern politics, as The Inquisitr previously reported.

Per Reason, Gabbard also believes that the current state of politics is harmful.

“The outsized power that the political parties hold can often be used in the wrong way to squelch our democracy and dissenting voices even within our own parties,” she said.

Gabbard reportedly developed a reputation for being a freethinker in Congress and publicly split with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) after her belief that the favored Sanders over Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential race.

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