Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is calling on Hillary Clinton to retract comments claiming that the Democratic presidential candidate is a favorite candidate "of the Russians."
"Your statement is defamatory, and we demand that you retract it immediately," Gabbard's lawyer wrote in a letter, which has been posted to Twitter.
Gabbard is requesting Clinton verbally retract her comments and also post a retraction on Twitter.
While appearing on a podcast in October Clinton called Gabbard the "favorite of the Russians," and added that Gabbard’s being groomed for a third-party bid.
Clinton additionally referred to Jill Stein as "also a Russian asset. Yeah, she's a Russian asset, I mean totally."
The Hill reports that Clinton’s spokesman has declined to comment on the letter.
Tulsi Gabbard really doesn’t want folks to forget Hillary Clinton’s comments. The Gabbard campaign is demanding Clinton hold a press conference where to “verbally retract” her comments. pic.twitter.com/nxAQHxjCTM— Daniel Strauss (@DanielStrauss4) November 11, 2019