Former U.S. House Rep. Tulsi Gabbard compared President Joe Biden to Adolf Hitler at a New Hampshire campaign event this past weekend.
She made the remarks at a town hall event on Oct. 16, where she said she is “pretty sure” Biden and Hitler both use good intentions to legitimize authoritarian behavior, according to audio obtained by The Daily Beast.
Gabbard told onlookers:
I’m pretty sure they all believe they’re doing what’s best. 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.
This instance wasn’t the first time that Biden has been compared to Hilter.
Americans across the country reacted after a speech Biden gave at the beginning of September, calling the administration’s choice of a blood-red backdrop Nazi-esque, along with Biden’s rhetoric demonizing all “MAGA Republicans.”
‘NAZI JOE HAS GOT TO GO’: Republicans React to Biden’s Fiery, MAGA-Bashing Speech https://t.co/QfEaTHoqJ0
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) September 2, 2022
Gabbard referenced Biden’s speech in her remarks.
“And this is something that is, you know, throughout history, we look at authoritarian leaders and dictators in other countries,” she said.
Her remarks come within a week of her announcing that she is leaving the Democratic Party, saying it has become entrenched with an “elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness.”
“Today’s Democratic party does not believe in our constitutionally protected right to free speech. Fostering diversity of thought and freedom of expression is the very foundation of any flourishing democracy,” Gabbard told viewers on the first day of her new podcast.
“Democratic party leaders don’t agree. They are led by fanatical ideologues who pose a threat to our democracy because they don’t believe in freedom,” she stated. “They don’t believe in freedom of speech, they don’t believe in freedom of thought, freedom of religion.”