Ex-DNC official says she was warned against breaking from Clinton
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Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardMcCain made secret trip to Syria A guide to the committees: House House Dems: Force Flynn to testify before Foreign Affairs panel MORE, the Hawaii Democrat who resigned a leadership post with the Democratic National Committee in order to endorse White House hopeful Bernie SandersBernie SandersLewandowski: Perez ‘doesn’t understand what’s going on in America’ Sanders dodges question on whether he will give email list to DNC Sanders: Ellison ran impressive campaign 'playing inside the establishment's house' MORE, admitted she was warned against breaking from front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham Clinton5 ways politics could steal the show at Oscars Lewandowski: Perez ‘doesn’t understand what’s going on in America’ Five takeaways from the Scott Pruitt emails MORE.

"I'll be very honest with you, a lot of people warned me against doing what I did," the lawmaker told MSNBC on Tuesday night

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"But this is a very serious issue and what I did speaks to the high stakes that exist. War is a very real thing, its real to me, it's real to our service members and their families."

Gabbard, a veteran, made her surprise decision during a Sunday interview on NBC's "Meet the Press." Her response on Tuesday came after MSNBC's Brian Williams asked her if she's worried about what her life in Congress would be like if Clinton wins. 

She warned Clinton's record indicates her leadership would include a future of "more interventionist wars and regime change."

The former first lady won seven states on Super Tuesday, while Sanders won four, a result that will extend Clinton's delegate lead.