OXON HILL, Md.—Former Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard condemned certain powerful elements in the modern Democratic Party, telling The Daily Signal on Friday that some Democrats undermine Americans’ “God-given rights” and weaponize federal agencies against the “very people they’re supposed to be serving.”

Speaking of the Democrats and others pushing transgender ideology, Gabbard said, “they think they’re God,” able to define the very nature of truth itself.

The notion that biological males are truly women if they claim to identify that way is “insane on its face,” the former Democrat said in an interview with The Daily Signal at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, outside Washington, D.C.

“Anyone who has any common sense recognizes the insanity of what is happening before our very eyes,” she said. Yet the transgender movement also reveals “a deeper problem,” that “people in positions of power deny that there is such a thing as objective truth, such as the difference, the biological difference between a male and a female.”

Gabbard warned that some powerful people “deem themselves as the arbiter of what is true and what is not,” which leaves “no guardrails” in American society. “We have no floor and no ceiling if there is no such thing as truth, and if the only truth that exists is whatever the people in power say it is. This points to the dangerous path of where this ideology leads us, goes far beyond the trans ideology and the erasure of women that we’re seeing in our society right now, and it should be concerning to everyone.”

The Daily Signal asked why some people have adopted an ideology at odds with truth and biology.

“Well, because they think they’re God and they think that they are the ones who get to determine what is true and what is not,” she said.

Gabbard rejected the Democratic Party due to this ideology and this abuse of power, she said.

The party of President Joe Biden is “wildly out of touch with the people of this country, with the Democratic Party that I joined 20 years ago,” she explained. An “elite cabal of warmongers” controls the party, and “they are intent on undermining our God-given rights and freedoms that are enshrined in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. They are rejecting the reality of objective truth and biology and trying to erase us as women, as an entire category of people, undermining the rule of law.”

She further warned that the party “has led us to the brink of nuclear war.”

Gabbard also addressed the FBI’s recent memo urging agents to develop “sources with access,” including in “places of worship,” to probe an alleged relationship between “racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists” and “radical-traditional Catholic ideology.” The memo cited the Southern Poverty Law Center, a left-wing group notorious for branding mainstream conservative and Christian nonprofits “hate groups.” The FBI retracted the memo after a whistleblower published it, but questions remain about why the bureau published the memo in the first place.

The episode episode reveals how “agencies within our federal government” are “being weaponized against the very people they’re supposed to be serving, all to advance political ambitions and goals,” the former Democrat said. She recently testified before a U.S. House committee on this topic, warning that the weaponization of federal agencies “directly undermines the people’s faith and trust in the rule of law.”

“Once we lose that, then we start looking a hell of a lot more like a banana republic than a democratic republic,” she warned.

The problem extends far beyond the FBI, Gabbard argued. Citing the government-Big Tech collusion revealed in the “Twitter Files,” she said “just about every federal agency” has been “used for political purposes rather than the purpose that they exist, which is to serve all Americans.”

She urged the American people to “do something about it,” to exercise their free speech rights and vote against the status quo. “Fire the people who are abusing their power, who are serving only themselves and elect people who are truly committed to the Constitution,” who will put “the people’s interests above their own.”

Gabbard recently traveled to East Palestine, Ohio, the site of a train derailment and a toxic chemical spill. She recalled the “incredible pride” that the residents had for their “little village,” and their sense that the Biden administration had abandoned them.

“It’s important for us to stand up for our fellow Americans, whether they come from big cities or small towns, from blue states or red states,” she said. Gabbard lamented that residents of East Palestine are questioning whether there are “political motives for why they’ve been left behind.”

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