Former Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) on Monday called on Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) to resign from Congress, citing her "present" vote on impeaching President Trump and absence from Capitol Hill due to her presidential campaign.
“I feel very strongly the 2nd District of Hawaii must be fully represented,” Abercrombie, a Democrat who previously served in the House for nearly two decades, said at a press conference, according to the Honolulu Civil Beat.
Abercrombie said Gabbard should step down and allow a special election to fill her seat.
Gabbard, who has served in the House since 2013, has already said that she will not seek reelection to focus on her presidential campaign.
Abercrombie served as Hawaii's governor from 2010 to 2014.
According to GovTrack, Gabbard has missed about 86 percent of House votes in the last three months.
Gabbard has faced backlash from her party for voting "present" on the two articles of impeachment against Trump last week that alleged abuse of power and obstruction of Congress for his efforts to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate his political opponents and stall Democrats' inquiry.