One day after a visit by former President Donald Trump, former presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard stopped by East Palestine where residents are trying to get back to normal following a fiery train derailment and chemical spill nearly three weeks ago.

Gabbard tweeted a message criticizing the government’s response to the crisis, claiming there has been a lack of support from leaders and the federal government.



Gabbard, who who served eight years as a Democrat in Congress and sought her party’s nomination to run for president, is scheduled to speak at te Mahoning County GOP’s premier event of the year.

The former congresswoman is scheduled to address Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday, March 10, 2023 at Waypoint 4180 in Canfield.

The U.S. Army Reservist served four terms in Congress, representing Hawaii as a Democrat until 2021.

Gabbard did not run for congress in 2020 but made an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic nomination for President.

This past fall Gabbard broke from the Democratic Party, tweeting: “I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party that is now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by racializing every issue & stoke anti-white racism.”