Caity says what I was thinking when I saw the video from Gabbard's interview with Van Jones over the weekend. But, being a full-time blogger, she says it better than I would.
Branko Marcetic's analysis of Gabbard from Jacobin in 2017 is making the rounds, reminding us that Gabbard is not perfect, progressivism-wise. Well, yeah, if she were perfect, she would not be running as a Democrat. Marcetic does give Gabbard allowances for the way her stances have evolved in a positive direction, but when it comes to her role as BJP cheerleader, she has a lot of explaining to do.
It's easy enough to say, Coverage of Syria has grossly exaggerated Bashar al Assad's human rights record because the US empire has had a hard-on for Syria for decades. The US and its Western allies have no such imperial designs on India (that we know of), so saying the same thing about Narendra Modi's record of lethal anti-Muslim attacks both in Gujarat and in India as a whole.
As for her drawing the admiration of David Duke and Steve Bannon, that's even tougher.