Yang defends Gabbard: She 'deserves much more respect'

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The tech entrepreneur tweeted that the Hawaii congresswoman and military veteran "deserves much more respect and thanks than this."

"She literally just got back from serving our country abroad," Yang wrote, referring to Gabbard returning to the campaign trail in late August after completing active-duty service.

Gabbard, a major in the Hawaii National Guard, served two tours in Iraq, most recently in 2005.

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Yang voiced support for Gabbard after the long-shot candidate fired back at Clinton for suggesting in a podcast interview on Friday that she was a "Russian asset."

Gabbard hit back at Clinton in a series of tweets, calling the former secretary of State "the queen of warmongers" and "personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party."

She also directly challenged Clinton to join the Democratic primary race.

The Hawaii congressman on Saturday continued to blast Clinton for suggesting she was being groomed by Russia, calling on her "to come out from behind her proxies and powerful allies in the corporate media, and face me directly."