Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Apologizes for Past Anti-LGBTQ Statements

HeadlineJan 22, 2019

In more news from the 2020 presidential election, Hawaii Congressmember Tulsi Gabbard, who announced her run earlier this month, released an online apology for past statements against the LGBTQ community.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: “In my past, I said and believed things that were wrong. And worse, they were very hurtful to people in the LGBTQ community and to their loved ones. I’m deeply sorry for having said them. My views have changed significantly since then, and my record in Congress over the last six years reflects what is in my heart.”

Gabbard has supported progressive legislation during her time in Congress, including backing Medicare for all and a Green New Deal. In 2016, the Iraq War veteran quit as Democratic National Committee vice chair and threw her support behind Senator Bernie Sanders’s run for president. Gabbard has said her candidacy will center around “war and peace” and will focus on the U.S.'s foreign wars, though some on the left have criticized some of her foreign policy views, including her relationship with India's ruling far-right BJP party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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