Former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard sent an official “cease and desist” letter to Sen. Mitt Romney this week after the Republican accused the Democrat of committing “treason” by parroting “Russian propaganda.”
“When powerful, influential people make baseless accusations of treason, a crime punishable by death, in order to intimidate, silence and censor those who speak the truth, it has a chilling effect on our democracy. This cannot go unchecked,” posted Gabbard on Twitter.
“When powerful and influential people basically threaten and intimidate people into silence as Mitt Romney … [is] doing, they’re hoping to achieve that effect that if anybody dares speak out against the government … [or] criticize whatever the washed, permanent Washington establishment narrative is, then you will be smeared … as a treasonous traitor,” she added.
“Romney must cease these false, defamatory, and malicious claims,” concluded the former Presidential candidate.