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Gabbard Resigns from DNC Post to Back Sanders

February 28, 2016, 10:34 AM HST
* Updated March 2, 10:10 AM
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On Sunday morning, Representative Tulsi Gabbard announced that she will resign from her role as Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee as she endorses Senator Bernie Sanders to be the next President of the United States.

Senator Sanders in a statement welcomed the endorsement, calling Representative Gabbard “one of the important voices of a new generation of leaders.”

Below, you will find the transcript of Representative Gabbard’s announcement:

“This morning, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard announced she is resigning as Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) effective immediately so that she can endorse and strongly support Senator Bernie Sanders to be the next President of the United States.

As a veteran of two Middle East deployments, I know firsthand the cost of war. I know how important it is that our Commander in Chief has the sound judgment required to know when to use America’s military power—and when not to use that power. We need a Commander in Chief who has foresight and good judgment; who understands the need for a foreign policy which is robust in defending the safety and security of the American people; who will not waste precious lives and money on interventionist wars of regime change. Such counterproductive wars undermine our national security and economic prosperity.

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“As elections continue across the country, the American people are faced with a clear choice. We can elect a president who will lead us into more interventionist wars of regime change, or we can elect a president who will usher in a new era of peace and prosperity. With this clear choice in mind, today I am resigning as Vice Chair of the DNC so that I can strongly support Bernie Sanders as the Democratic nominee for President of the United States.”

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