NEW YORK — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard met with President-elect Donald Trump in New York on Monday, fueling speculation that the Hawaii Democrat could be in line for a position in the Trump Administration.
Gabbard, 35, who was re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month, caused a stir last summer when she left her position as vice chair of the Democratic National Committee and endorsed the candidacy of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
In a CNN interview last week, Gabbard, who is an Iraq War veteran, said it would be a mistake to remove Syrian President Bashar Assad from power. The Obama Administration has called the removal of Assad key to defeating ISIS in the region.
In a statement after the meeting, Gabbard said the two discussed U.S. policy in Syria. Gabbard is among the first Democrats to meet with Trump as he puts together his new administration.