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At town hall, frustrated voters pepper Gabbard with tough questions

[Hawaii News Now]

WAIANAE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A town hall with U.S. Sen. Tulsi Gabbard included some heated exchanges Saturday, as some constituents questioned her about her recent trip to Syria and her stance on the president.

The "Congress on your Corner" gathering in Waianae came a day after critics complained about her accessibility.

One attendee urged Gabbard, D-Hawaii, to push for more transparency from the White House: "If there's a cancer in the presidency we need to know, so what are you going to do about getting Donald trump to release his tax returns?"

Constituents also fired off questions surrounding Gabbard's controversial trip to Syria in January, when she met twice with dictator Bashar Al Assad.

"Did you vet these men before you allowed them to arrange your trip to Syria?" an attendee asked.

It wasn't always easy for Gabbard to get a response in. 

At one point, Gabbard said, "I'm trying to answer your question ... you can speak for me or I can speak for me."

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