HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - "So yes, I'm skeptical because we have to take at a premium, the cost of these war," said Gabbard on CNN.
"The important thing is not what I, you or anyone thinks. In these instances, you have to rely on evidence... I'm just looking for the evidence. If he was, this is a horrific war crime and he should be prosecuted," she said to Hawaii New Now.
Gabbard came under fire in January for meeting with Assad who some call a dictator like Hitler. Despite her skepticism, Gabbard said she's not defending him.
"I'm not in the business of defending President Assad or anyone else making passing judgments on character. What came across in my meeting with him was that he wants to be seen as someone who cares for his country. He wants to be seen as someone who would not conduct these types of atrocities and he wants to bring about stability," said Gabbard.