These days Gabbard is a pariah in her party. There are some fairly obvious reasons for this. Not only did she tear apart Kamala Harris’ record as a prosecutor during last year’s debates; she also voted against one of the articles of impeachment against President Trump back in February. Like most principled critics of America’s foreign policy, her lack of interest in knee-jerk partisanship has done her no favors.
Foreign policy is a topic about which we’ve heard little so far at this year’s convention. If nothing else, Tuesday night’s endorsements from John Kerry, Cindy McCain, and Colin Powell served as a reminder that a Biden administration would be committed to the same interventionism that left us with an unwinnable war in Afghanistan and perhaps the most geographically expansive refugee crisis in human history in North Africa and the Middle East.