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Tulsi Gabbard In 2015: US Needs To Combat ‘Islamic Extremists’ [VIDEO]

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Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard stopped by Trump Tower in New York City Monday for an unexpected meeting with the President-elect.

According to Donald Trump’s transition team, Gabbard — a Democrat from Hawaii — is being considered to serve as ambassador to the United Nations, and based on her past statements on combating ISIS and other terrorist organizations, it’s easy to see why. (RELATED: Feeling The Bern? Trump Meets With Sanders Supporter Tulsi Gabbard)

Tulsi Gabbard addresses the crowd at the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on July 26, 2016 (Getty Images)

Tulsi Gabbard addresses the crowd at the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on July 26, 2016 (Getty Images)

Case in point, Gabbard sat down with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer back in October 2015 to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Syria, in which she — unlike other Democratic leaders — stated the United States “should stay focused on fighting against who are enemy is, the Islamic extremist groups.”

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According to Gabbard, the CIA’s campaign to overthrow the Syrian government was “not only strengthening our enemy, the Islamic extremists,” but it also “put us in the position of a potential head-to-head conflict with Russia,” the largest backer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime. (RELATED: Nobody Seems To Know How Terrorists Ended Up With A Bunch Of US Military Equipment)

“It’s counterproductive because, right now, US arms are getting into the hands of our enemy. Al Qaeda, Al Nusra these other groups — Islamic extremist groups — who are our sworn enemy,” she continued. “These are groups who attacked us on 9/11, who supposedly we’re trying to defeat but at the same time supporting them with these arms to overthrow the Syrian government.”

“I don’t want the US government to proved weapons to Al Qaeda, to Islamic extremists, to our enemy.”

Tulsi Gabbard stands next to Bernie Sanders on Capitol Hill on November 17, 2016 (Getty Images)

Tulsi Gabbard stands next to Bernie Sanders on Capitol Hill on November 17, 2016 (Getty Images)

“I think it’s a very simple concept in my mind that you can’t defeat your enemy if you are arming them and helping them at the same time.”

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