DNC Vice Chair Tulsi Gabbard Resigns, Endorses Bernie Sanders, 'I Cannot Remain Neutral Any Longer'


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ABC News
U.S. congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard resigned from her post as vice chair of the Democratic National Committee and endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for president Sunday.

“As vice chairman of the DNC I am required to stay neutral in Democratic primaries, but I cannot remain neutral any longer. The stakes are too high,” she said in a prepared statement and video released by the Sanders campaign.

Gabbard, a decorated Iraq War veteran of American Samoan decent, defended whether Sanders had the foreign policy experience necessary to be commander-in-chief.

From talking with him and from his record, he does," she said on NBC’s Meet the Press. "How and when we use our military power, and just as importantly when we don't use that military power -- that military mindset says you have foresight.”

On the campaign trail, Sanders often talks about his “judgment” on foreign policy maters, namely his decision to vote against the war in Iraq.