Tulsi Gabbard Confirms She Met With Assad During Secret Trip To Syria

U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard speaks during a meeting at Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) in Ahmadabad, India, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. Gabbard is on an official visit to India. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) confirmed in an interview with CNN on Wednesday that she met with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad during a recent trip to the country.

Gabbard told Jake Tapper on CNN’s “The Lead” that she “hadn’t planned” on meeting Assad, but took the “opportunity” when it came up.

“Bashar al-Assad is responsible for thousands of deaths and millions of people being displaced during this five-year-long civil war,” Tapper said. “Did you have any compunctions about meeting with somebody like that, giving him any sort of enhanced credibility because a member of the United States Congress would meet with someone like that?”

“Whatever you think about President Assad, the fact is that he is the president of Syria,” Gabbard replied. “In order for any possibility of a viable peace agreement to occur, there has to be a conversation with him.”

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  1. Really need to primary her, she does not need to be taken up a easy D seat.

  2. Avatar for marby marby says:

    She’s just not one of the trustworthy Dems - this is the kind of tactic that traitorous Republicans would endorse.

  3. Wow…someone certainly seems to have found herself ready to throw out her principles for advancement under the Trump regime. Ring it off the hook

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  4. Avatar for cpease cpease says:

    She and Assad must have had an interesting meeting with such large competing egos! This woman is a piece of work and needs to be watched at all costs. The absolute arrogance is …Trumpian!

  5. She is one of the seven Democrats who didn’t vote on that abortion law, that passed in the house.

    Now this …


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