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