Some on the left are making this claim. But, let's see what her positions are on the issues: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_positions_of_Tulsi_Gabbard Abortion Gabbard generally supports reproductive rights, including federal funding for abortion. Okay you righties, she's PRO CHOICE. Cannabis legalization Gabbard supports the legalization of cannabis for recreational purposes. Bill Maher's gonna lover her ! Financial reform Gabbard has advocated for financial reform since first running for Congress, including such measures as restoring the Glass-Steagall Act, breaking up too-big-to-fail banks, strengthening protections against predatory lending practices, increasing capital requirements for the nation's largest banks, and banning naked credit default swaps. Definitely agree with her on the above. Education Gabbard supports making community college tuition free for all Americans while making all four-year colleges tuition free for students with an annual family income of $125,000 or less. The tuition would be funded by a new tax on trading stocks and bonds. Looks good to me. Gun control Gabbard has an F-rating from the NRA, a 0% rating by the Hawaii Rifle Association and a 100% rating by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. An "F" rating, NRA? five stars in my book and she's a reservist? That ought to ruffle some right wing feathers. Immigration Gabbard differs from other Democrats on some aspects of immigration. She sees the "root cause of mass immigration on our southern border" as being the "history of US military intervention in Latin America that left countries destroyed." She continues: "Before we talk about a wall, we need to end our ongoing threats of intervention – this time in Venezuela." Gabbard voted with Congressional Republicans in favor of "extreme vetting" of Iraqi and Syrian refugees. Gabbard has also stated "I don’t support open borders. Without secure borders, we don’t really have a country” and that it is a "fair" criticism that other Democratic politicians had misguidedly embraced the idea of open borders. In 2015, Okay, I don't recall any democrat advocating open borders, but feel free to prove me wrong. Gabbard called on the US government to give priority to persecuted minority refugees in the Middle East, such as Christians and Yazidis. In response to Trump's proposals to build a border wall with Mexico, Gabbard stated that she prefers "using high-tech surveillance at the border rather than physical wall" but that "in some places, it may make sense to have a wall or some sort of physical barrier" but would rely on experts to clarify whether extensions of physical barriers are needed. I can't fault her logic on the border, so far. Gabbard has also called for a temporary suspension of the Visa Waiver Program for European passport holders, citing concerns about security and terrorism following the influx of Syrian refugees into Germany, until the threat of a potential terrorist attack is removed. However, Gabbard has also spoken in favor of easing restrictions on granting temporary work visas to immigrants, increasing skilled immigration, creating a simplified path to citizenship for illegal and undocumented immigrants who have not committed serious crimes, granting citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants and reinstating DACA. I approve of the above, so far so good. Gabbard also believes that immigrants should be assessed as individuals and for what they can contribute rather than by their nationality and background. During the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries, Gabbard stated "we can and should have both secure borders as well as humane immigration policies." She has also called for immigration reform, describing the system as "broken." Ditto, above. Labeling GMOs In 2013, Gabbard sponsored legislation to require GMO labeling. In 2015, she criticized the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, saying it "makes a mockery of transparency and leaves U.S. consumers in the dark;" and that it merely creates "an illusion of transparency, making things more difficult for consumers, not easier." In 2016, she voted against a GMO-labeling bill, saying it was too weak. In early February 2019, she "courageously criticized Monsanto for falsifying pesticide safety studies" when she tweeted that Monsanto manufactured "'scientific studies' to influence the EPA while destroying small farmers," and unleashed "the scourge of Roundup." I agree with her on GMOs and labeling, wholeheartedly. Let consumers decide. On LGBT issues she very supportive, but is against transfemales in women's sports, and I think that's fair. Sorry Repubs, she likes to hang with you guys, but she's no righty, she's a lefty, just like me. On Foreign policy, she's against nation building, and I support that. But, her accusing dems of 'warmongering' doesn't square with Biden's policies. So, I don't get why she is saying that. I think she's misunderstood on why she visited Assad. But, her leaving the democrat party, in my view, will spoil her chances to win higher offices, because to win, you need the benefit of the party machinery, and as independent, no one is going to help you. It's why 'independent' Bernie, suddenly became a democrat when he ran for president. No, it's obvious she's a liberal, but her poo pooing the Dem party is going to work against her, if she is seeking a higher office. She is making the same mistake Bernie made years ago, becoming an independent. Many dems resented his becoming and independent then suddenly he's a democrat when it's convenient, that, in my view, is bullshit. What I think she is doing is she is thinking she can build a third party. Well, Ross Perot and his millions was unable to do it, I don't see how she can. Maybe she can defy the odds. We shall see. She has a lot of good things going for her, looks, youth, military service, wide support on her issues. So, if she is going to be independent, then she should go all the way with it, don't pull a Bernie and become a democrat when it's convenient. we shall see what the future brings, it will be interesting.