Tulsi Gabbard and Tucker Carlson have both expressed concern that the US might be further involved in Europe’s war on terror. That’s a legitimate concern to have, and you can hold that concern while also unequivocally condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as both Gabbard and Carlson have done.
Now, I may not agree with every position of Carlson or Gabbard, but voicing that concern about further involvement doesn’t make them Russian agents. Yet, that hasn’t stopped people on the left from attacking them.
Sen. Mitt Romney, RINO-UT, accused Gabbard (of treason), and Keith Olbermann (disgraced media personality) called Gabbard a Russian Asset and suggested (insanely), both Carlson and her should be brought to trial.
“They are Russian Assets and there is a war.
There’s a case for detaining them militarily. Trials are a sign of good faith and patience on the part of democracy.”
It is, however, absurd.
These may be due to my previous posts on biolabs.
Tulsi Gabbard was attacked by Sen. Mitt Romney, (RINO–UT), for discussing biolabs in Ukraine. He called her treasonous. Gabbard responded by taking Gabbard to school. Not only doesn’t he understand treason is a very specific, legal term that doesn’t apply and shouldn’t be thrown about lightly, but he’s jumping over the fact that yes, there are biolabs in Ukraine. That’s not a conspiracy theory; Victoria Nuland testified earlier in March that they were there, and that they were concerned about what might happen if they fell into the hands of the Russians. Senator Marco Rubio (R.FL), responded by saying that Russia was responsible for any attack/release.
Tulsi Gabrield is retaliating and refusing to take it easy. She’s dropped cease and desist letters from her attorney Harmeet Dhillon on both Romney and Olbermann for implying or flat out stating that she’s a Russian agent, and is threatening a defamation action if they don’t stop.
Here’s what Dhillon said to Romney:
On March 13, 2022, you tweeted the following: “Tulsi Gabbard is parroting false Russian propaganda. Her treasonous lies may well cost lives.” Your tweet had no surrounding context and was not part of a broader conversation. Your accusation that Representative Gabbard, a combat veteran and current military officer, has engaged in “treasonous” activity is completely false, a fact of which you were well aware when you made your claim. As you will see, the accusation that Representative Gabbard was lying is also untrue. [….]
Whether your tweet’s baseless accusations stemmed from Representative Gabbard’s March 13, 2022, video or have some other unknown genesis, they were malicious and could not be further from the truth. Representative Gabbard supports the United States of America and its interests. Further, any suggestion that she supports Russia’s actions in Ukraine is unmoored from reality. Representative Gabbard has unambiguously condemned Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine. Her personal visit to Ukraine has shown her great compassion, empathy, love and understanding for its people.
Although Representative Gabbard is firm believer in free speech as a foundation of American democracy and freedom of speech, the accusation that you are treasonous is not within the boundaries of civility and free speech. This is defamation.
You are responsible for any tort of defamation resulting from your above actions.
Dhillon warned Olbermann as well that his comments were also defamatory.
The cease and desist is the warning, and if they don’t agree to stop, then expect the action to proceed.
Gabbard did a great job. Both Romney and Olbermann need to be held accountable for such defamatory action — and maybe that will give them second thoughts about spreading such lies in the future.