Ex-DNC official says she was warned against breaking from Clinton
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Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardGabbard: I'm 'doing my homework' on impeachment process As Gabbard takes a stand on Syria, Dems turn on one of their own Dems want Trump’s Syria strategy MORE, the Hawaii Democrat who resigned a leadership post with the Democratic National Committee in order to endorse White House hopeful Bernie SandersBernie SandersObama plants himself on the wrong side of French elections Trump must take action in Macedonia to fix damage done by Obama and Clinton Trump said he would create ‘more jobs and better wages’ — he can start with federal contractors MORE, admitted she was warned against breaking from front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonFormer State Department adviser announces run for Maryland governor Poll: Nearly 4 in 10 believe Trump campaign helped Russia meddle in election Dems crowd primaries to challenge GOP reps 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.