CNN: Democratic Rep. Gabbard meets with Trump
Washington (CNN)Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard met with President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team Monday.
Gabbard, who backed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary, is being considered for jobs at the Defense Department, State Department and the United Nations, a source told CNN.
Gabbard stepped down from her post as a vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee earlier in the year to support Sanders -- and fight Hillary Clinton -- in the primaries. She stood by Sanders through the Democratic convention, only announcing she would vote for Clinton days after the convention ended.
"President-elect Trump asked me to meet with him about our current policies regarding Syria, our fight against terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS, as well as other foreign policy challenges we face," Gabbard said in a statement. "
I felt it important to take the opportunity to meet with the President-elect now before the drumbeats of war that neocons have been beating drag us into an escalation of the war to overthrow the Syrian government -- a war which has already cost hundreds of thousands of lives and forced millions of refugees to flee their homes in search of safety for themselves and their families.
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WNU Editor: I first noticed Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard last year .... A New Breed Of Washington Politician? (November 29, 2015). Also here .... U.S. Democrat Warns President Obama That He Could Drag The U.S. Into A 'Devastating Nuclear War' (December 2, 2015). As to why the meeting .... my guess is that the transition team is putting out feelers to know is if she is interested in serving in a Trump administration.
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Gabbard said she urged Trump to ignore the neocons during meeting -- Politico
Donald Trump meets with prominent Sanders supporter Tulsi Gabbard -- The Guardian
Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard describes meeting with Trump as "frank and positive" -- AP
Bannon set up Trump-Gabbard meeting -- The Hill
Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Goes to Trump Tower to Defend Assad -- Tim Mak, Daily Beast
Why Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Met With Donald Trump -- NBC