The Hawaii congresswoman said, “In my past I said and believed things that were wrong, and worse, hurtful to people in the LGBTQ community and their loved ones.”

“Many years ago, I apologized for my words and, more importantly, for the negative impact that they had. I sincerely repeat my apology today,” Gabbard added. “I’m deeply sorry for having said them. My views have changed significantly since then, and my record in Congress over the last 6 years reflects what is in my heart: A strong and ongoing commitment to fighting for LGBTQ rights.”