Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has something of a fan base, and quite a bit of it resides in the center and the right. It’s a fandom that the left has, on multiple occasions, highlighted in order to throw around wild accusations that, in a sane world, would be laughed off the moment it reached someone’s ears.
The right clearly has a soft spot for Gabbard, and it’s not hard to see why. She’s the only Democrat who seems to have at least one hand gripping reality, will answer questions other Democrats seem afraid to, and will talk with people at places other Democrats consider themselves above going to.
But she’s still a Democrat.