Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, on Tuesday met president-elect Donald Trump amidst speculation that she is being considered to be made American Ambassador to the United Nations.
Gabbard, 35, who was re-elected for her third consecutive term on November 8, was among the first politicians to meet Trump in New York. She has been a vocal critic of President Barack Obama on confronting radical Islamic terrorism.
There was no official word after the meeting, even though the presidential transition team confirmed the meeting. But it did not respond to questions on her being a potential senior position in the incoming administration.
"Wouldn't want to qualify specifically any potential administration positions, other than this is an opportunity for the president- and vice president-elect to get together with the congresswoman and receive her input on several different ideas," Jason Miller, communication director for Trump transition team told reporters during a conference call.
"She obviously has a very distinguished track record. But it would be a little premature to start putting out specific potential administration positions," Miller said.
Gabbard, a Democratic Congresswoman from Hawaii, had support Senator Bernie Sanders during the presidential nominaton race.