Former antigay activist Tulsi Gabbard can’t believe she wasn’t invited to speak at the DNC

Joe Biden formally accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for President last night in a powerful and unifying speech that is being widely praised by Democrats and Republicans alike.

Also among last night’s speakers were Mayors Pete Buttigieg and Keisha Lance Bottoms, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and Sen. Cory Booker, just to name a few.

Noticeably absent from the group, however, was Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, who ran against both Biden and Kamala Harris in the Democratic primary.

In response to a tweet highlighting her absenteeism at the convention, despite winning two delegates during the Democratic primary, Gabbard griped, “You’re correct – I was not invited to participate in any way.”

Considering the fact that Gabbard, as Harris put it during the debates, “spent four years full-time on Fox News criticizing president Obama” during his administration, the fact that she ran her presidential campaign on a Trump-leaning platform, and, oh yeah, used to be a staunch antigay activist who, just three years ago, was rubbing elbows with Syrian President Bashar Assad, it’s really not all that surprising she wasn’t invited to speak.

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It is, however, a break in tradition. Every other Democratic candidate who earned delegates in the primary was given a speaking slot, as is typical at any convention. This, of course, was not your typical convention. Coronavirus made sure of that.

Here’s how others on Twitter are responding to Gabbard’s DNC snub…

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