Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton over the former Secretary of State’s comments stating that she believes Gabbard is a Russian asset.
In a press release on her campaign web site, Gabbard states that she’s seeking “compensatory damages and an injunction prohibiting the further publication of Clinton’s defamatory statements.”
“Tulsi Gabbard is running for President of the United States, a position Clinton has long coveted, but has not been able to attain. In October 2019—whether out of personal animus, political enmity, or fear of real change within a political party Clinton and her allies have long dominated—Clinton lied about her perceived rival Tulsi Gabbard,” states the official lawsuit.
It goes on to say that Clinton never forgot that Gabbard endorsed Sanders in 2016, and her statements that Gabbard is a Russian asset are meant to derail her Presidential campaign.
Clinton—a cutthroat politician by any account—has never forgotten this
perceived slight. And in October 2019, she sought retribution by lying, publicly and loudly, about Tulsi Gabbard. Specifically, in widely disseminated national comments, Clinton falsely stated that Tulsi—an Army National Guard officer and United States Congresswoman who has spent her entire adult life serving this country—is a “Russian asset.” Clinton’s false assertions were made in a deliberate attempt to derail Tulsi’s presidential campaign.
Clinton hasn’t commented on the lawsuit.