While many in the mainstream media have been heralding a supposed rift within the GOP, recent developments indicate the Democratic Party is experiencing a deep division of its own.
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is the latest elected official in her party to criticize fellow Democrats over their handling of the Capitol Hill riot earlier this month — specifically their reaction to Big Tech’s efforts to silence those who espouse certain conservative opinions.
“Oligarchs in Big Tech”
Her remarks serve as more evidence that the outspoken progressive wing of the party is taking its toll.
In a social media video that has since been widely spread online, Gabbard let loose on fellow Democrats including Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), accusing him of helping tech industry titans turn America into a Russian-style police state.
She couched her complaints in a discussion of the wave of aggressive censorship on various platforms following the deadly breach of the Capitol building on Jan. 6.
Gabbard made it clear that those who made up the mob that stormed Capitol Hill “were behaving like domestic enemies,” but asserted that Schiff and others in her party — along with “the oligarchs in Big Tech” — were also acting against America’s best interests.
The mob who stormed the capitol to try to stop Congress from carrying out its constitutional responsibilities were behaving like domestic enemies of our country. But let us be clear, the John Brennan’s, Adam Schiffs and the oligarchs in Big Tech who are… pic.twitter.com/Q3VssCiz5l
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) January 26, 2021
“Our country will be in great peril”
In a follow-up tweet, she urged President Joe Biden to rein in that behavior, warning that the nation could end up in bad shape if the troubling trend is allowed to continue.
“President Biden, I call upon you & all of Congress from both parties to denounce efforts by Brennan & others to take away our civil liberties endowed to us by our Creator & guaranteed in our Constitution,” she tweeted. “If you don’t stand up to them now, then our country will be in great peril.”
She recently appeared on Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, where she warned about Americans losing their constitutional freedoms.
“Big Tech is culpable in this that they are using their monopolistic power to pick and choose whose voices are heard and whose voices are squelched, whether it’s based on who they agree with, disagree with, political affiliation, who you voted for,” Gabbard said.
Urging viewers to petition their representatives to take a stand against these forces, Gabbard told host Tucker Carlson: “If we do not and if they do not, then this country that we love and cherish will no longer exist.”