Tulsi Gabbard responds to Romney's 'treasonous' characterization
Mitt Romney (R-Utah) accused Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) of telling "treasonous lies" over U.S.-funded bio labs in Ukraine. Gabbard responded to Romney's statement.
Some have remained sceptical, despite the fact that President Joe Biden and senior officials denied any involvement with biological research in Ukraine.
For years, Gabbard has been a staunch opponent of allowing the United States to become involved in foreign conflicts. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, she has advocated against U.S. military involvement, a position that is shared by numerous libertarian and populist advocacy groups.
She mentioned the United States funding several bio labs in Ukraine on Twitter over the weekend.
“I’m not convinced there are biological weapons labs or biological weapons in Ukraine—that’s not what I’m concerned about,” Gabbard wrote. “I’m concerned about the existence of the 25+ biological labs in that warzone.”
Romney, who has long advocated a more interventionist foreign policy, recently reacted angrily to Gabbard's comments since they contradict the government's official position that these labs don't exist.
My view has never been that way. However, at any point, I have stated that U.S. support has been provided to bio labs in Ukraine that contain dangerous pathogens, meaning that if those labs are breached then the world is at risk of pandemics."
“Senator Romney, please provide evidence that what I said is untrue and treasonous,” Gabbard wrote. “If you cannot, you should do the honorable thing: apologize and resign from the Senate.”
15 March 2022