Tonight, Tucker Carlson spoke to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), who just had a face-to-face meeting with Bashar al-Assad during her trip to Syria.

Gabbard said she's not a defender of the Syrian president, but she believes it's important to be open to anything to end the civil war and humanitarian crisis that are happening in Syria.

"If we profess to care for the Syrian people, if we want to end the suffering for them, we have to be willing to meet with whomever we need to in order to accomplish that," Gabbard said.

She explained that's what she spoke about with Assad, and he believes he shares a common goal with the U.S.: defeating ISIS and its allies.

Gabbard said that she also spoke to the Syrian people, who called for the U.S. to stop arming anti-Syrian government rebels.

"That is exactly what my legislation does. The Stop Arming Terrorists bill makes it so that we are no longer fueling and providing support to militias and groups who are working directly with Al Qaeda in Syria to try to overthrow this government."

Watch the interview above, and share your reaction in the comments.

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