Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Met with Syrian President Assad
Jan. 25, 2017 (EIRNS)—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) held a press conference today on her recent four-day trip to Syria.
"I went there because of the suffering of the Syrian people weighing heavily on my heart" Gabbard said.
She was asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper if she had met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during her stay.
Rep. Gabbard replied,
Tapper referred to the old adage that one doesn’t make peace with one’s friends, but one’s enemies, but reiterated that "Bashar Assad is responsabile for thousands of deaths."
Rep. Gabbard is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.