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Ex-DNC Official Cuts Emotional Ad For Sanders

Democratic Representative from Hawaii and former vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee Tulsi Gabbard has filmed a moving new ad for Bernie Sanders in advance of Hawaii’s caucuses.

Rep. Gabbard is a veteran of the Iraq War and in this ad talks about the Vermont Senator’s qualifications to be Commander-in-Chief in the ad titled “The Cost of War.”

“Bernie Sanders voted against the Iraq War. He understands the cost of war and that cost is continued when our vets come home,” she says in the video.

“Bernie Sanders will defend our country and take the trillions of dollars that are spent on these interventionist regime changes and unnecessary wars and invest it here at home.”

The Hill reports:

Gabbard is one of the first female combat vets to serve in Congress, returning from a deployment in Iraq in 2006 and volunteering for another deployment in the Middle East in 2009.

“I could not in good conscious stay back here in beautiful Hawaii and watch my brothers and sisters in uniform go off into combat,” an emotional Gabbard says. “These people are friends who we never forget and who we strive to honor every day that we are blessed to live and breathe.”

“The American people are not looking to settle for inches, they’re looking for real change,” she continues. “What I saw in Bernie was a heart of aloha.”

Gabbard stepped down from her role as vice chairwoman for the Democratic National Committee in February to publicly back Sanders. She has slammed his opponent Hillary Clinton for her policies while in secretary of State under President Obama.

“In both Clinton’s record and her campaign rhetoric, she has made it clear … that she favors a continuation of the counter-productive and horribly expensive foreign policy of intervention and regime-change,” she said in an op-ed for Time magazine Tuesday.

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