At a recent Lincoln Club event in California, former Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard was asked if she would consider a run for vice president of the United States.
"Vice president of the United States," a man asked at the event, in audio obtained exclusively by Human Events, "what do you say? What are you thinking?"
"Is that an offer?" Gabbard said to rounds of nervous laughter. "I don't know is the short answer. I am eager and willing to go wherever I can make a real impact."
"I've never chased titles," she continued. "I've never envisioned a political career for myself. My path has taken me in and out of politics really out of continuing to ask this question of myself 'where can I best be of service.
"And that is where I will go. I don't know where that is, but—
"Right on," the man said.
A party or candidate who would grace the top of a ticket that Gabbard would second was not mentioned, thought Gabbard left the Democrat party in the fall of 2022 to become an independent. At the time, she cited the war in Ukraine and the push by the Democrats for more war, even to the point of nuclear war, as reasons why she could no longer fly their flag.
"President Biden and Democratic Party elites have pushed us to the precipice of nuclear war," she said, "risking starting World War Three and destroying the world as we know it."
Gabbard ran for the 2020 presidential nomination on the Democrat ticket, and was a stand out among a wide spate of candidates vying for the top place on the ticket. She stood out for her honest approach and her unwillingness to play politics, which was likely a factor in her not securing a top spot among a host of power-hungry candidates. She dropped out of the 2020 race in March of that year and threw her support behind Joe Biden.
Among those with whom she shared a debate stage was Kamala Harris, who went on to become Biden's running mate on the 2020 ticket. In February of that year, Gabbard slammed Harris on her criminal justice record. Harris served as the top cop in California, as that state's attorney general, and it was under her watch, Gabbard contended, that Harris' record was one of prosecutorial overreach, putting "over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations" and then laughing about it when she was asked if she used the drug herself.
Gabbard pointed out that Harris "blocked evidence that would have freed an innocent man from death row until the courts forced her to do so," as well as keeping those convicted in prison far past their sentences in order to make use of their free labor, and slammed Harris' record on cash bail.
Since that time, Gabbard has come out in opposition to many of the policies of the current Democrat administration, including the war in Ukraine, which she staunchly opposes, as well as Biden's push to allow males to compete in women's sports, which Gabbard also sees as a travesty of fairness and a total misreading of Title IX.