Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Tucker Carlson rarely see eye to eye on many issues. However, on Tuesday night, the Hawaii Congresswoman and Fox News host could at least agree on one thing, the appalling move by the Central Intelligence Agency to covertly arm and support “moderate rebels” in Syria, who were actually taking direct orders from the terrorist group, Al-Qaeda.
When introducing the segment, Carlson highlighted a Washington Post article in which the headline suggests that President Trump ended the CIA program because he’s allegedly cozy with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin. Gabbard, who visited Syria earlier in 2017 and met with President Bashar al-Assad, completely dismissed that notion saying that this program is indefensible on its own merits.
“This isn’t a matter of giving weapons to people, but they end up falling into the wrong hands. We are directly arming militants who are working under the command of al-Qaeda, all in this effort to overthrow the Syrian government,” Gabbard explained.
When asked why anyone would defend such a program, Gabbard responded, “It’s this addiction to regime change and this idea that somehow this is what must be done. Again, without looking at the fact that we have been providing direct and indirect support to al-Qaeda, this very same group which attacked us on 9/11, and that we are supposed to be continuing to fight against and trying to defeat.”
She went on to say that people would rather fund terrorist groups directly than give up their goals to implement regime change.
Watch the whole segment below: