Tulsi Gabbard is a different type of Democrat. She’s a liberal, but she’s also an Iraq War vet who understands the threat posed to America by radical Islam. In that capacity, the Hawaii congressman met with President elect Donald Trump to discuss foreign policy, suggesting he take a different approach than the one favored by the American neoconservative, pro interventionist foreign policy establishment. The meeting apparently went well, because now she’s standing up for Trump against her own party. As the Washington Free Beacon notes:
CNN host Jake Tapper asked Gabbard for her thoughts on Trump’s transition process and America’s standing around the world.
“I know that some of your colleagues, Democrats, have expressed concern about too many retired generals being in the Trump Cabinet,” Tapper said. “Do you share their concerns or disagree?”
Gabbard, a veteran of the Iraq War and member of the House Armed Services Committee, chided Democrats for attacking Trump over selecting retired generals to his Cabinet.
“I don’t share their concerns. As a veteran and as someone still serving in the Hawaii National Guard, I found it pretty offensive for people to outright discriminate against veterans,” Gabbard said.
“You have generals who have literally spent their whole lives serving our country, putting service before self, putting their lives on the line to defend democracy. Yet people are criticizing them and discriminating against them,” Gabbard added.