Filling in for Tucker Carlson on Thursday, December 30th, former Democrat Tulsi Gabbard blew up on what she called “permanent Washington” and many others call the “Deep State”, blasting it by saying it is full of liars and opportunists.
Specifically, she used her recent interview with New York Republican George Santos, who was caught lying about many aspects of his resume and background, as a lead in for showing how Permanent Washington is far, far worse than the minor lies of some random Republican Congressman.
That scorcher of a monologue began when Tulsi brought up Peter Strozk, the anti-Trump FBI agent caught working with his mistress trying to use the FBI to bring down the former president as part of the “Russiagate” scandal. Speaking about Strozk and Santos, Tulsi said:
Strzok is now on social media implying without any evidence, no surprise, that Santos may be a pawn of Russian intelligence.
Now, if you’re like most Americans, you care about the truth more than partisan politics. But unfortunately, there are too many politicians in cable news shows who only care about raw partisan political calculations, and that’s why they are not willing to call out anyone from their own team.
As a result, permanent Washington is overrun with liars and opportunists who have no problem whatsoever deceiving the American people, just to further their own interests.
Continuing after noting that “many of the same Democrats who are gleeful about Santos being actually held accountable publicly for his lies are definitely silent about Joe Biden and his deceptions, about his own biography“, Tulsi returned to the topic of Permanent Washington and its lies, saying:
George Santos’ lies are inexcusable, but let’s be real, he is a small fish in a sea of sharks in Washington who have been deceiving us for a very long time and at great cost and consequence to the American people, our security, and our freedom.
Every one of our elected leaders in Washington has taken an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. There is no greater form of disrespect of democracy and the Constitution and the American people than lying and attempting to deceive us. Yet we have far too many people leading our nation’s institutions in Congress, in the executive branch, in the National Security state, in the mainstream media, and in these Big Tech companies who actually believe that it’s acceptable to deceive us.
Then Tulsi dug her dagger in even deeper, using the war in Afghanistan and the Hunter Biden laptop scandal to show the hugely deleterious effects of the Deep State’s lies and how their lies and deceptions impact the American people. In her words:
And remember the deception from the media, senior Intelligence officials, and Big Tech regarding Hunter Biden’s laptop just days before the 2020 election. Now they knew, this was a calculated decision, they knew that if voters actually saw what was on that laptop, then we might not vote for Joe Biden.
And a recent poll was just done actually confirmed that this concern was true, so they lied. They misled us. They said this is likely Russian misinformation and then they took it a step further and censored anyone who tried to share it.
This blatant deception directly undermined our election and our democracy. Now consider the lies that we were told by both Democrat and Republican administrations and leaders in The Pentagon, who for two decades told us we are winning the war in Afghanistan, send more troops, send more money.
These lies led to the deaths of 2,456 of my brothers and sisters in uniform, and sent thousands more home injured, spending more than $2 trillion of our taxpayer dollars to enrich the military industrial complex.
Santos is a lying scumbag. But the Deep State, or “Permanent Washington”, as Tulsi calls it, is far, far worse.