Rep. [score]Tulsi Gabbard[/score], Democrat, and one of my favorite ones, is an Iraq War veteran and current member of the Hawaii National Guard. She is not happy how Democrats are fighting and complaining over retired Generals being named to President-elect Donald Trump’s potential cabinet.
Gabbard is also known for documented disagreements with Rep. [score]Debbie Wasserman-Schultz[/score] which led the Hawaii congresswoman to give up her place to the DNC. She also broke ranks with Hillary Clinton when she sided with Sen. [score]Bernie Sanders[/score] during the election.
I wish she would just join the Republican Party and help us make America great again. Trump has met with her in the last few weeks but offering her a position within his cabinet is only speculative.
From Washington Free Beacon:
“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?”
“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 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.
Trump has nominated retired Marine Gen. John Kelly to serve as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and retired Gen. James Mattis to serve as secretary of defense, both of whom were four-star generals. He has also chosen retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn as his national security adviser.
“These people, arguably, have put far more on the line and are far more deeply personally committed to upholding and protecting our democracy than their critics,” Gabbard said of the generals Trump has nominated.
CNN’s Jake Tapper question was not out of bounds and Gabbard was 100 percent correct. Hopefully, Tulsi has a change of mind and switches sides for the foreseeable future.
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