In case you missed it, The Daily Beast reported that during a campaign event for Don Bolduc in Manchester on Sunday, Tulsi Gabbard “compared President Joe Biden to Adolf Hitler.” It was reported that Tulsi said that Biden and Hitler share a “mindset” of good intentions to justify authoritarian behavior, posing the question, “Even Hitler thought he was doing what was best for Germany, right?”
Gabbard is campaigning in New Hampshire for Bolduc ahead of the midterm election in three weeks, as Bolduc continues to push his extreme and out of step agenda of banning abortion, ending Social Security and Medicare as we know it, and spreading conspiracy theories that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump.
The Daily Beast: Tulsi Lobs a Bomb in NH: She Compares Biden to Hitler
By Jake Lahut
In her first weekend on the campaign trail in a new alliance with New Hampshire GOP Senate candidate and on-again-off-again election denier Don Bolduc, Tulsi Gabbard compared President Joe Biden to Adolf Hitler.
Speaking at a Bolduc town hall event in a town outside of Manchester on Sunday, the former Hawaii congresswoman and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate stipulated that she’s “pretty sure” both Biden and Hitler share a “mindset” of good intentions to justify authoritarian behavior, according to audio obtained by The Daily Beast.
“And this is something that is, you know, throughout history, we look at authoritarian leaders and dictators in other countries,” Gabbard said in a tangent about Biden’s Philadelphia speech from September on anti-democratic extremism among “Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans.”
“I'm pretty sure they all believe they’re doing what’s best,” Gabbard continued. “Even Hitler thought he was doing what was best for Germany, right? For the German race. In his own mind, he found a way to justify the means to meet his end. So when we have people with that mindset, well, you know we’ve got to do whatever it takes because, as President Biden said in that speech in Philadelphia, that those who supported Trump, those who didn't vote for him are extremists and a threat to our democracy.”
Representatives for Gabbard and the Bolduc campaign did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Gabard is scheduled to join Bolduc for two other campaign events on Monday for a meet-and-greet in Laconia and another town hall in North Conway.