2016 Nov 21, 4:34pm
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Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard describes meeting with Trump as "frank and positive"
NEW YORK -- A congressional Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee said she had a â€œfrank and positiveâ€ conversation with President-elect Donald Trump about Syria.
According to a Monday statement, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii shared with Mr. Trump her opposition to creating a no-fly zone over Syria, saying it would â€œlead to more death and suffering,â€ worsen the refugee crisis and strengthen ISIS and al-Qaeda. She added it could also bring the U.S. into direct conflict with Russia, â€œwhich could result in a nuclear war.â€
Gabbard, who endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton, admitted the unusual nature of her meeting with the Republican president elect, but declared that partisanship will never â€œundermine our national security when the lives of countless people lay in the balance.â€