Former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D) issued a cease and desist letter to Sen. Mitt Romney (R- Utah) in response to his tweets accusing her of treason.

“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,” Gabbard said.

“This cannot go unchecked,” the former representative added.

In March, Romney wrote in a tweet, “Tulsi Gabbard is parroting false Russian propaganda. Her treasonous lies may well cost lives,” after Gabbard reported that the U.S. funded bio labs in Ukraine.


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Her claims were deemed “baseless” by a New York Times fact check and adamantly denied by the White House.

Gabbard also sent a cease and desist letter to sports and political commentator Keith Olbermann, who called Gabbard a “Russian asset.”

Shortly after Romney’s tweet, Gabbard fired back on Twitter calling for the senator to apologize and resign from the Senate.

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