Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, fired back at Hillary Clinton’s comments on a podcast in which she claimed there is a current primary contender who is an “asset of the Russians.”
Carlson said Merrill responded with the comment, “If the nesting doll fits, this is not some outlandish claim, this is reality.”
The former secretary of state is targeting her because she opposes Clinton’s foreign policy platform, the Hawaii lawmaker said.
Gabbard told Carlson that Clinton and her “proxies” are sending a message not only to her but to veterans, active service members and Americans who are against foreign interventionism.
“They are saying that you are also a Russian asset — that you are also a traitor to this country,” Gabbard said. “The reason why she is doing this is because, ultimately she knows that she can’t control me — that I stand against everything that she represents, and that if I’m elected president, that she won’t be able to control me.”
Gabbard dared Clinton to run for president in 2020, fighting back against assertions that she is a Russian asset