Former US Rep. Tulsi Gabbard ripped Jeff Bezos ahead of his successful trip to space, telling him to “do the world a favor” and “stay up there.”
Gabbard, a Democrat who represented Hawaii in the House before running for president in 2020, voiced her views ahead of the highly publicized launch in a pair of tweets Tuesday morning.
“Bezos, please stay up there. Do the world a favor,” Gabbard wrote in the first post.
“The only problem I have with Bezos’ Blue Origin space rocket ship into outer space is that it’s going to come back,” she added in the second.
The Amazon and Blue Origin founder, who is also the world’s richest man, became an astronaut Tuesday after blasting off in his New Shepard rocket at 9:12 a.m. ET from West Texas on his company’s first commercial flight.
Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard ripped Jeff Bezos before his trip to space.Getty Images
“Best day ever!” said Bezos, who was strapped