After proving that she’s one of the most courageous members of her party when she voted “present” in protest of the Democrats’ attempt to impeach President Donald Trump, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said this week that her party was making a grave mistake in moving forward with an attempt to remove Trump from office.

In a new video from her campaign, the Hawaiian lawmaker and presidential contender said that Democrats were going to ensure Trump’s reelection with this absurd effort to take the power away from the American people.

“In 2020, we will have a new president in the White House. How many of you do NOT want that to be Donald Trump? I certainly don’t. Unfortunately, the House impeachment of the president has greatly increased the likelihood Trump will remain the president for the next 5 years,” Gabbard said in the video.

“Now, first we all know that Trump is not going to be found guilty and removed from office by the U.S. Senate. It’s not going to happen,” she continued. “Second, the impeachment in my view will actually increase his support among voters, and it’s going to make him harder to defeat. Furthermore, the House impeachment has increased the likelihood that Republicans will take over the House of Representatives. I’m really concerned about that because of this House impeachment, we will end up not only with Donald Trump as president from 2020 to 2024, we’ll actually end up with a Republican-controlled Senate and a Republican-controlled House.

“This,” she concluded, “is going to be a disaster for our country.”

When it comes down to brass tack political ideas, we don’t share a lot of common ground with Ms. Gabbard. But when it comes to intelligence, common sense, and a willingness to speak truth to power, she stands head and shoulders above just about any other Democrat in elected office. She’s still a Democrat at the end of the day, but when you put her next to Nancy Pelosi (or, heaven help us, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez), she hardly sounds like she’s from the same planet, much less the same party.

We don’t, of course, agree that it would be a “disaster for our country” if Trump were to be reelected and Republicans were to retake the House, but then, that’s about what we’d expect a Democrat of any stripe to say. Where Gabbard is correct is that Democrats made a fatal political mistake in trying to impeach President Trump.

It seems, though, that they’re going to have to discover that fact for themselves in November.