When Hawaiian Representative Tulsi Gabbard endorsed Bernie Sanders earlier this year, she said that many had warned her not to cross Secretary Clinton, but that she could not keep silent about a candidate she so admired.

In this new ad for the Bernie Sanders campaign, Gabbard highlights her military career and explains that Sanders’s view of war and sending soldiers off to die is the strongest reason she supports the senator.

It is a moving ad which reminds us all that though the members of the armed services are ready to die if need be, it is the responsibility of the commander in chief to do everything they can to save lives and not waste soldiers on an empty mission.

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com