Gabbard responds to Clinton: "She knows she can't control me"
... Gabbard insisted to CBSN she would not be running as a third-party candidate.
"I've been very clear, I will not be leaving the Democratic party, I will not be running as an independent or a third-party candidate," Gabbard said. "I am running as a Democrat to take our party back, away from the control of people like Hillary Clinton and the warmongering and corrupt, powerful establishment and return our party into the hands of the people. Make it so the Democratic party is once again a party of, by and for the people, a party that will fight for the people, fight to protect the planet and that will fight for peace."
By Friday night, Gabbard had sent around fundraising emails about Clinton's comments.
While some 2020 Democratic contenders shied away from addressing the conflict, Andrew Yang tweeted his support for Gabbard. "Tulsi Gabbard deserves much more respect and thanks than this," he wrote. "She literally just got back from serving our country abroad."
Gabbard wrote on Twitter earlier Friday that Clinton was "the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long."
"Great! Thank you @HillaryClinton. You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain. From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a ... concerted campaign to destroy my reputation. We wondered who was behind it and why. Now we know — it was always you, through your proxies and ... powerful allies in the corporate media and war machine, afraid of the threat I pose. It's now clear that this primary is between you and me. Don't cowardly hide behind your proxies. Join the race directly," Gabbard wrote in three tweets....