Former Dem presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard slammed VP Kamala Harris for her jumbled comments during a visit to Munich, saying “this is embarrassing” for all Americans.
Gabbard made her comments during her recent interview on Fox News this Monday in reaction to the VP’s efforts about Russia’s escalated activity in Ukraine.
“My gosh, this is very embarrassing. It is hard to keep track of the words. And it is clear she was sent there to speak for the United States as a sort of political calculation,” Gabbard said to Sean Hannity.
“You and I understand she has zero foreign policy background or foreign policy understanding. She has no concept of the costs of war, and she not have the temperament needed to be the voice of the U.S. on the world stage. So, it is very embarrassing to watch all of this play out,” Gabbard said.
She also criticized the VP for her confusing words about sanctions and deterrence.
“How do you deter a person by punishing them before they act? It is very simple. This is sort of like grade school where if you say I will punish you before you act, wouldn’t the child say, ‘OK, I might as well do it anyway.’ This is not rocket science,” the former Hawaiian lawmaker said.
“The sanctions are aimed at institutions — especially financial institutions — and people, and it will exact great harm on the Russian economy and their leaders,” Harris said, according to Hannity’s website.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky requested that the U.S. impose sanctions on Russia now.
“We do not need sanctions after the bombs, and after our nation will have no borders or after we will have no economy or areas of our nation will be occupied,” Zelensky said at the recent security conference, according to the report. “Why would we need these sanctions then?”
On Monday, Gabbard put out a Tweet predicting a conflict would quickly “go cyber.”
“A Russia/US/Ukraine conflict could quickly turn to cyber war with mutual attacks on information assets, which will blind all sides to the other’s plans and intentions, increasing the possibility of miscalculation & misunderstanding and increasing the possibility of the conflict going nuclear (intentionally or accidentally).” she tweeted.