Ex-DNC Honcho Says She Was 'Warned' Against Breaking with Hillary

"This is a very serious issue..."

Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard told MSNBC that she was "warned" against breaking with Hillary Clinton to support Senator Bernie Sanders in the contest for the Democrat party's presidential nomination.

"I'll be very honest with you, a lot of people warned me against doing what I did," the lawmaker told MSNBC on Tuesday night:

"But this is a very serious issue and what I did speaks to the high stakes that exist. War is a very real thing, its real to me, it's real to our service members and their families."

Gabbard announced her decision to quit her DNC post to support Senator Sanders on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday.

The veteran Gabbard made her remarks on MSNBC to Brian Williams after he asked her if business would be difficult in Congress for her, if Clinton were to win the presidency. Gabbard warned that Clinton's record indicated there would be "more interventionist wars and regime change" under a Hillary presidency.

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