Gabbard decries 'war budget' in Christmas Eve message

Gabbard decries 'war budget' in Christmas Eve message

Democratic presidential hopeful Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardTulsi Gabbard blasts new House rules on gender neutral language as 'height of hypocrisy' A vaccine, a Burrito and more: 7 lighter, memorable moments from 2020 Growing number of House Republicans warm to proxy voting MORE (Hawaii) decried the recently passed $738 billion defense spending bill, calling it a "war budget" in a Christmas Eve post. 

"As we begin our celebrations for the birth of Jesus Christ, the prince of peace, here's something to think about," Gabbard said in a video posted to Twitter on Tuesday. "Congress and Trump just passed a $738 billion war budget instead of providing for the health, the safety, the security, the wellbeing of our people and our planet."

"Stand with me, let's end this insanity," she added. 


President TrumpDonald TrumpSouth Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm MORE last week signed the $738 billion National Defense Authorization Act. The 2020 spending bill created the Space Force military branch and gave federal workers 12 weeks of paid parental leave.

Gabbard's presidential campaign has struggled to gain traction in a crowded field of Democratic White House candidates. The lawmaker faced criticism from within her party recently after voting "present" on Trump's impeachment, with the former governor of Hawaii going so far as to call for her resignation