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Facing criticism, Gabbard to personally pay for Syria trip

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she will pay out of her own pocket for the cost of her recent heavily criticized trip to Syria.

A statement from the congresswoman's office released Tuesday night said she would "personally reimburse the cost" despite the fact that the trip met the requirements of the House Ethics Committee.

The trip's funding was initially not disclosed, but a statement said the Arab American Community Center for Economic and Social Se

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