Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard spoke candidly on Saturday about her controversial decision to vote “present” during last week’s formal impeachment vote, adding she feared the impeachment of President Donald Trump would only “embolden” him and increase his chance for reelection.

“I think impeachment, unfortunately, will only further embolden Donald Trump, increase his support and the likelihood that he’ll have a better shot at getting elected while also seeing the likelihood that the House will lose a lot of seats to Republicans,” Gabbard said, in a one-on-one interview with ABC News in Hudson, New Hampshire.

Gabbard — a 2020 president candidate — noted that the prospect of a second term for Trump and a Republican-controlled House is a “serious concern” of hers, adding that she’s worried about the potential ramifications that will be left if Trump is acquitted.