Tulsi Gabbard Announces Legal Action Against Mitt Romney Over His ‘Outrageous’ Treason Claim

Former Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is warning about legal action against Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah and former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann for accusing her of being a Russian operative who has committed treason.

Gabbard, who represented Hawaii in Congress for four terms, is an Army National Guard veteran and lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserves.

She and her attorney, Harmeet K. Dhillon, announced Wednesday that they have sent cease-and-desist letters to Romney and Olbermann warning them to stop accusing her of treason and telling them to prepare for legal action.

“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 tweeted on Wednesday. “This cannot go unchecked.