Okay, so I said yesterday: US indictment against Assange totally opens door to radical clean-up of US government: Progressives, seize the moment. Don't let the deep-state off the hook. Bring it down forever.
In that article, I stated:
... what I'm most interested in is where the major US candidates for US President will come down. Tulsi Gabbard has made clear that she doesn't believe Manning, Assange, or Snowden should be anything but free and hailed for having done good work in exposing US corruption, etc. Of course, that was before the "password cracking attempt" allegation/charge. She might not understand the full legal issues and opt for waiting to learn more about it. I encourage her to read this post and my legal position on the matter, which position above is absolutely correct.
They did nothing ultimately illegal, as the US Constitution makes itself subject to binding international laws the US has signed. That international law sides with Manning and Assange. Therefore, neither is guilty under US law. It's really that simple.
My assumption was correct that Tulsi would come out early in support of Assange's general body of work but reserve judgment concerning the hacking allegation. Watch for yourself:
Tulsi Gabbard: The purpose of arresting Julian Assange is to send a message to the people, especially journalists, to be quiet and don’t get out of line. If we, the people, allow the government to control us through fear, we are no longer free, we are no longer America.
Plenty of people have come out fully supporting Julian, but I haven't seen any other Presidential candidate stand up to the extent that Tulsi has. Most would-be leaders are cowards and are thinking (calculating) what will get them into office, where they'll be weak and ineffective because they'll lack true conviction and not truly rally the People to radically change things for the better.