Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, speaks during a news conference on the Trans-Pacific Partnership outside of the U.S. Capitol, Nov. 18, 2015. 
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Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard steps down from DNC, endorses Bernie Sanders


Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders in his bid to become president of the United States this morning on “Meet the Press.” She also resigned as vice chair of the Democratic National Committee. Just last month, she said she couldn’t take sides due to her position with the DNC.

Gabbard specifically pointed to Sanders’ position on military intervention as part of her endorsement reasoning.

“As a veteran, as a soldier, I’ve seen firsthand the true cost of war. … As we look at our choices as to who our next commander in chief will be is to recognize the necessity to have a commander in chief who has foresight. Who exercises good judgment. Who looks beyond the consequences – who looks at the consequences of the actions that they are willing to take before they take those actions. So that we don’t continue to find ourselves in these failures that have resulted in chaos in the Middle East and so much loss of life,” Gabbard said.

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