Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is responsible for pushing the powers that be to collect evidence from the chemical attach scene in Syria, and release it to the public. And, top Democrats are pissed about it.
In January, Gabbard to a trip to Syria. She met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. She continued to remain cautious about the U.S. getting involved in the Middle Eastern country’s affairs.
Gabbard said in a statement that the Syrian airstrikes launched by President Trump were “short-sighted.” The Hawaii congresswoman says it will only lead to more civilians being killed in Syria, which will cause there to be even more refugees.
She believes that the airstrike will actually help to strengthen various terrorist groups, including al-Qaida. In her opinion, it will eventually lead to a nuclear war between Russia and the United States of America.
What is pissing democrats (and others) off? Well, Tulsi Gabbard has voiced concerns that no evidence has been given to support the fact that President Assad was actually behind the chemical attack on his own people.
Video: Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Speaks to CNN About Assad
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D) talks about the chemical attack in Syria and the US military strike of a Syrian base with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
She also said she has not seen enough evidence that Assad was behind the chemical attack that led to the death of dozens of civilians. Gabbard said an investigation was necessary before responding, and that “if President Assad is found to be responsible after an independent investigation for these horrific chemical weapons attacks, I’ll be the first one to call for his prosecution and execution by the International Criminal Court.” U.S. officials have maintained Syria was responsible for the attack as radar showed Syrian warplanes in the area during the incident.
Neera Tanden, head of the Center for American Progress, and former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean both responded to Gabbard’s comments with outrage.
“This is a disgrace. Gabbard should not be in Congress,” Dean tweeted Saturday.
Tanden said, “People of Hawaii’s 2nd district – was it not enough for you that your rep met with a murderous dictator? Will this move you?”
Gabbard responded to the criticism in a tweet Monday, where she said, “Those who’ve declared Trump a habitual liar now vilify those refusing to blindly follow him into another regime change war. Hypocrisy.”
Trump’s strike on Syria received broad bipartisan support, with both House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer backing the decision.