Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii, signaled that she would be willing to work with Trump. However, she didn’t make a comment on whether she would join Trump’s administration.
In a statement on Monday afternoon, she wrote that “Trump asked me to meet with him about our current policies regarding Syria, our fight against terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS, as well as other foreign policy challenges we face.”
“While the rules of political expediency would say I should have refused to meet with President-elect Trump, I never have and never will play politics with American and Syrian lives,” Gabbard added.
And while Gabbard said she disagrees with Trump on several issues, “I believe we can disagree, even strongly, but still come together on issues that matter to the American people and affect their daily lives.”
She added: “We cannot allow continued divisiveness to destroy our country.”
A source told CNN that Gabbard is being considered for jobs at the Defense Department, State Department, and the United Nations.
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, and Newt Gingrich are slated to meet with the president-elect on Monday.