A well-known, outspoken backer of Bernie Sanders for president says she’s now backing Hillary Clinton.

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, a Democrat, released this statement Wednesday:

“I’m proud to have been a part of Bernie Sanders’ historic campaign, and was honored to place his name in nomination at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday.

“Now, given the remaining choices, I — like Bernie Sanders — will be casting my vote for Hillary Clinton.

“Moving forward, as a veteran and someone who knows firsthand the cost of war, I will continue to push for an end to counterproductive interventionist wars, and lead our country down a path toward peace.”

Gabbard has been highly critical of the Obama administration’s foreign policy in the Middle East, and has expressed concern that a President Hillary Clinton could lead the country into the wrong war.

Jane Sanders embraces Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard at the Tommy Kakesako building. 20 march 2016.

Jane Sanders embraces Rep. Tulsi Gabbard at Tommy Kakesako Hall at the veterans roundtable in March.

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