This pIe-fightery is perhaps well-timed before, rather than during the actual primaries, so that intra-party beefing might dissipate early.
CNN’s Erin Burnett opened a segment tonight looking at Hillary Clinton “push[ing] her own Russia conspiracy theory” about Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.
Clinton alluded to someone in the Democratic primary race the Russians are “grooming” to be a third-party candidate, saying, “She’s the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far.” A spokesperson for Clinton made it clear she was, in fact, referring to Gabbard.
Gabbard fired back calling Clinton the “queen of warmongers” and invited her to get into the primary race herself instead of hiding behind “proxies.”
A very wary Van Jones told Burnett that Clinton is “playing a very dangerous game”
“Tulsi Gabbard was picked out by the Democratic Party and put at the top of the DNC. They thought she was going to be their golden girl,” Jones continued, “and she got that position in the DNC and she looked around and saw Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other people, Clinton allies, doing stuff they shouldn’t have been doing in the primary and Tulsi publicly quit and endorsed Bernie Sanders and it’s been payback hell ever since.”
— Michael MacKay (@mhmck) October 19, 2019