Tulsi Gabbard, a former Democrat, signs on as a contributor to Fox News, a conservative news outlet that she said is “actively hostile to the needs of the people.” | AP Photo Gabbard backs Fox News in critical new interview
Former Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is now a contributor to a conservative news outlet that she said is “actively hostile to the needs of the people.”
“I had the honor to meet with @foxandfriends and I was impressed with their commitment to free speech and the First Amendment and our free press,” Gabbard tweeted.
She also tweeted a note to her supporters: “Thank you for standing up for the truth and the needs of the people,” which she linked to a post about Fox News. “This news organization is actively hostile to the needs of the people and will not stand for any political agenda.”
“They have an excellent point of view that is so far to the right of the American people,” she tweeted.
Gabbard, 44, a former member of the Hawaii Congress who ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, is one of the first members of Congress to endorse Fox News. She joined Fox in March, two weeks before House impeachment hearings began. She said the network was “a great example of how the people can put their foot down and stop this agenda that is destroying America.”
Fox News has been a liberal media outlet for some time. The network, which has had a conservative bent for many years, has come under criticism in recent months for anti-Trump coverage. The network’s opinion hosts have been highly critical of the president, particularly his “America first” approach to foreign policy and his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.
Gabbard, who was born in India, said on Fox News that she would vote for Trump if he were not president. She did not respond to requests for comment from The Associated Press