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Trust in US institutions plummets in part because DC establishment continues to arm them: Gabbard


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Amid a poll showing less than a quarter of Americans have confidence in the presidency, the judiciary or Congress, former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard told Fox News it had partly to do with a sense that the Washington establishment had “armed” the institutions for personal reasons. Gain.

On “Jesse Watters Primetime,” host Jesse Watters reported that Congress had the lowest rating of the three federal branches, with 7% confidence, while the presidency and Supreme Court hovered in the 20s.

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Gabbard, a former congresswoman from Hawaii, said federal government institutions “literally exist to serve the welfare of the people,” but so far appear to do anything but.

“Instead, you have people in positions of power, the permanent establishment in Washington, who are essentially weaponizing these institutions for their own personal or political gain,” she said, pointing to allegations that the Internal Revenue Service has reportedly targeted conservative organizations in the past, or the Justice Department targeting ideological political opposition.

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Trust in US institutions plummets in part because DC establishment continues to arm them: Gabbard

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“[T]they lie to us to protect their power. We see this Ministry of Truth again – whatever version or name it has now taken – seeking to censor our free speech and control the type of information we see and hear.”

“It’s not at all surprising that people are frustrated that these people in power; it’s not that they can’t serve the American people. It’s not that Congress is incapable of doing its job. . It’s that they choose not to.”

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Gabbard said many bureaucrats and civil servants put their own interests ahead of the people they are supposed to serve, adding that there is a way out of such a situation.

“This is where our opportunity arises to get rid of them, to fire them…to really bring into these positions leaders who are committed, truly committed to supporting and defending the Constitution, truly committed to passing the American people and our welfare first.”

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