Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is under consideration for a cabinet position in president-elect Donald Trump’s administration. The Hawaii congresswoman, who was an avid supporter of Sanders’ during the Democratic primary, could be a possible candidate for secretary of state, secretary of defense and United Nations ambassador. She would be the first woman, first Democrat and youngest member picked for Trump’s cabinet.
Gabbard met with Trump in New York yesterday to discuss foreign policy. She released a statement saying:“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. 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.”
Gabbard opposes the TPP, resigned from the Democratic National Committee in protest of Clinton’s foreign policy stance and is one of two active female veterans to serve in Congress.