November 21, 2016

Gabbard's main claim to fame before this was being a staunch supporter of Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton. Now she wants a job working for Trump. What's the joke? "What do you call a Democrat who wants to work for Trump? A Republican." With any luck she gets the job and makes it official.

Source: CNN

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is meeting with President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team Monday for a possible top job in the new administration, a source said.

Gabbard, who backed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary, is being considered for jobs at the Defense Department, State Department and the United Nations, the source said.

Gabbard stepped down from her post as a vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee earlier in the year to support Sanders -- and fight Hillary Clinton -- in the primaries. She stood by Sanders through the Democratic convention, only announcing she would vote for Clinton days after the convention ended.

Perhaps this has been in the works for awhile, as Gabbard did not join the 169 other Democrats are put their name on a document denouncing the hiring of white supremacist Stephen Bannon as Trump's chief strategist.

“Bannon admires what Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) have done on the left in generating populist energy and stoking opposition to trade deals,” states The Hill article. “And he’s a big fan of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, the Hawaii Democrat who frustrates progressives due to her more right-leaning stances on guns, refugees and Islamic extremism.”

Editor's Update:

Blue America's Howie Klein saw this coming a long time ago.

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