Tulsi Gabbard is an American politician, United States Army Reserve officer and political commentator who served as the U.S. representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district from 2013 to 2021.

Gabbard was the first Hindu member of Congress and also the first Samoan-American voting member of Congress.

Tulsi Gabbard, on Tuesday announced that she is leaving the governing Democratic Party, denouncing it as an "elitist cabal of war-mongers."

Ms. Gabbard, 41, who retired from the House of Representatives last year, made the announcement on Twitter. She has, however, kept everyone guessing on her next move.

“I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party – which is now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of war-mongers driven by cowardly wokeness,” Ms. Gabbard said in a tweet.

“The Democrats of today divide us by racialising every issue, stoking anti-white racism, and are actively working to undermine our God-given freedoms enshrined in our Constitution,”

“The Democrats of today are hostile to people of faith and spirituality. They demonise the police and protect criminals at the expense of law-abiding Americans,” she noted.

“The Democrats of today believe in open borders and weaponise the national security state to go after political opponents. The Democrats of today are dragging us ever closer to nuclear war,”

Ms. Gabbard, a fierce critic of President Joe Biden, has lambasted him for 'pouring fuel on the flames' of the division in the country.

She quit the party ahead of next month's crucial mid-term elections. Ms. Gabbard exhorted other members from the Democratic party to follow in her footsteps.