A Facebook screenshot shows Tulsi’s brother explaining the Hawaii congresswoman’s endorsement of Biden for president by saying she offered the endorsement to Bernie Sanders first, but was refused by the 78-year-old Vermont senator. The screenshot shows a comment from Jai Gabbard’s Facebook account, confirmed as authentic.
“Thank you for your kind words sir. Bernie has treated my sister like sh*t all the way through this. She tried to endorse him again and he has refused her support. Whoever he’s getting his advice from has done a terrible job. You go ahead keep talking about however you want, but know this,” the comment continues. “She is just going to continue being independent and keep fighting for us. Bernie isn’t the man me and Tulsi once supported 100 percent. I don’t know what happened to him. He’s refused to take the fight to the establishment like Tulsi continues to do.”