Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard was met with a "warm aloha" on The View Wednesday morning. But things didn't get sunny for a long time.
When the democratic presidential candidate in 2020 began to determine how her time in Iraq had affected her non-interventionist foreign policy position, Meghan McCain was just itching to push back. "Can I interrupt you?" She asked.
After thanking Gabbard for her service, McCain told her, "When I hear the name Tulsi Gabbard, I think of Assad apologist. I am thinking of someone coming back to the US and spraying propaganda from Syria."
The attendant referred to a controversial Gabbard journey to Syria two years ago. While she met President Bashar al-Assad and defended him after her return. Recently she told MSNBCs Morning Joe "Assad is not the enemy of the United States because Syria does not pose a direct threat to the United States."
"You have said that Syrian president Assad is not the enemy of the United States," McCain continued. "However, he has used chemical weapons against his own people 300 times." When she says "regime change" would be harmful for the country, but "gas children are not" It is hard for me to understand where you would come from a humanitarian point of view if you were to become president. "
In response, Gabbard has accused McCain of" putting words into [her] mouths "but she did not change her basic attitude." An American enemy is one who threatens our security and our security. "[1
The last statement is one that could be considered" propaganda "from the Assad regime.
All that said, Gabbard said:" This regime does not change war that we have led in Syria The Syrian people have made their lives worse. It has also undermined our national security. "
McCain was not convinced.