‘Stay Up There’: Tulsi Gabbard Has Some Advice For Space-Racing Billionaire Jeff Bezos

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Former Democratic Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard made it clear Tuesday that she would prefer to see billionaire Jeff Bezos remain in space.

Gabbard fired off a couple of tweets suggesting that Bezos would be doing the world a favor if, once outside the Earth’s atmosphere aboard his Blue Origin rocket, he simply did not return. (RELATED: ‘We Don’t Have To Guess About Where This Goes’: Tulsi Gabbard Issues Warning About Domestic Terrorism Bill)

“Bezos, please stay up there. Do the world a favor,” she tweeted.

Gabbard followed with a second tweet an hour later, adding, “The only problem I have with Bezos’ Blue Origin space rocket ship into outer space is that it’s going to come back.”

Gabbard has been critical of Bezos in the past, mainly attacking him for denying Amazon workers the right to unionize and arguing while in Congress that U.S. economic aid did more to help billionaires like Bezos than those who worked for him.

“Bezos has made billions while denying workers the right to unionize. Now he’s asking NYC communities to subsidize his profits,” she tweeted in early 2019.

“We need an economy that works for all people. Not just Jeff Bezos,” she added.

Although Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic rocket beat Bezos in the billionaire space race, Blue Origin’s New Shepard launched successfully Tuesday.