The Democratic U.S. congresswoman from Hawaii was one of the first Democrats to support Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and now she is one of the first Democrats to meet with President-elect Donald Trump.
A steady stream of Cabinet hopefuls made their way across the opulent lobby of New York’s Trump Tower to meet with President-elect Donald Trump on Monday, spurring continued speculation about the policies he will put in place when he takes office on Jan. 20.
She was the vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, until she stepped down to work on Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign.
She’s a Democrat representative from Hawaii.
She’s also a combat veteran, and a potential Trump pick to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, if one New York Times reporter’s tweet can be believed.
Tulsi Gabbard — Democrat, Sanders supporter and combat veteran — is under consideration for UN ambassador, per senior Trump aide
— Jeremy W. Peters (@jwpetersNYT) November 21, 2016
Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, is reportedly a big fan of Gabbard because of her right-leaning stances on guns, refugees and Islamic extremism.
Gabbard did not join the majority of her Democratic colleagues in co-sponsoring gun control legislation this summer.
She also voted in favor of a Republican-sponsored bill that requires refugees from Iraq and Syria receive background checks from the FBI.
And the congresswoman condemned Obama earlier this year for not referring to recent terror attacks as “Islamic extremism.”
Ok, that answers that.
She had stated that she would be voting for Hillary over Trump in the election, but if reports can be believed, Trump is crossing the aisle.
According to OnTheIssues.org, some of her other stances include:
- She is pro-choice, has been endorsed by EMILY’S list, for pro-choice women, and supports a ban on limitations to abortion services.
- She supports federal stimulus spending.
- She voted “no” on work requirements for welfare recipients.
So while she has some favorable stances, she has some decidedly liberal, socialist leanings, as well.
“I’m not prepared to do that. There are a number of issues that I am concerned about and I look forward to discussing with you again in the future. There are a lot of things I’m looking at. In particular, these issues that [Clinton] has not moved on at all in this campaign, which is this commitment to continue this interventionist regime change policy in Syria that is proving so disastrous.”
Gabbard’s criticism of Clinton’s foreign policy of regime change could also be applied to other countries the United States has involved itself in, namely Honduras. In 2009, a U.S.-backed coup d’êtatoverthrew a democratically elected president and ushered in an era of incredible human rights violations, including the murder of leading Indigenous activist Berta Caceras.
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