Last Updated on February 4, 2020
In contrast to the litany of left-wing activists celebrating Rush Limbaugh’s cancer diagnosis, Democratic congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) took a moment on Twitter to send her “love and best wishes” to Limbaugh and his family.
Gabbard said, “To Rush Limbaugh: I and my family send our love and best wishes to you and your loved ones at this difficult moment in your life.”
The congresswoman added, “May your hearts and minds be filled with and strengthened by God’s love.”
To Rush Limbaugh: I and my family send our love and best wishes to you and your loved ones at this difficult moment in your life. May your hearts and minds be filled with and strengthened by God's love.
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) February 4, 2020
As National File reported, on Monday Limbaugh revealed to his radio audience that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer after reporting symptoms of breathing difficulty to his doctor.
Gabbard’s message of empathy was not received well by many on the left.
woah… do you know the damage that man has caused? The hatred that he has sewn into the american fabric? He has been a major force in the reeducation of american voters providing the support needed for theses most heinous outcomes. Iraq, tax cuts, pipelines, roe attacks, etc..
— Red=insane and corrupt,Blue=corrupt and bad at it (@reiddoggy105) February 4, 2020
Unintentional gift? Victory speeches for ALL Democratic candidates. I’m here. For everyone. Except Tulsi.
— (((Bradley Whitford))) (@BradleyWhitford) February 4, 2020
Gabbard has also come under fire for attacking failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The congresswoman has filed a $50M lawsuit against Clinton, which reportedly “intimidated” the former First Lady, and has slammed Clinton as the “cowardly queen of warmongers” in the past:
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) did not take kindly to failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s scandalous claims that Gabbard was a “Russian asset” being groomed by the Kremlin to ensure President Donald Trump’s re-election.
Gabbard responded to Clinton with a fiery series of tweets on Friday, excoriating the septugenerian career politician as the “queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long.”
“From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a concerted campaign to destroy my reputation,” Gabbard wrote. “We wondered who was behind it and why. Now we know — it was always you, through your proxies and powerful allies in the corporate media and war machine, afraid of the threat I pose.”
The Hawaii congresswoman declared that “It’s now clear that this primary is between you and me,” adding, “Don’t cowardly hide behind your proxies. Join the race directly.”
Gabbard has repeatedly faced accusations of being “alt-right” despite having an indomitable track record on supporting progressive policies.