Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Will Run For President In 2020

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Will Run For President In 2020

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Will Run For President In 2020

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) has settled speculation about her political ambitions with her announcement that she'll run for president in the 2020 election.

Commenters scrambled to call Gabbard, who had spoken out against condemning Assad for his alleged war crimes, on her reconciliatory attitude toward him.

The 37-year-old Iraq War veteran is the first Hindu elected to Congress and the first member of Congress born in the United States territory of American Samoa.

The Tulsi-for-President website says "aloha" to the 2020 White House run, but the unorthodox democrat's candidacy has stirred a hot debate on social media, particularly over her opposition to LGBT rights in the past and a 2017 meeting with Syria's Bashar al-Assad. Bernie Sanders and California Sen.

"There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision", Gabbard told the broadcaster.

She continues to be a member of the Army National Guard with the rank of major and while serving in Congress has been mobilised for emergency duties.

Kamala Harris, 54, who is of Indian and African-Jamaican descent and is identified as a member of the Christian Baptist sect, is expected to announce her candidature for the Democratic Party nomination next week, according to several news reports quoting sources close to her.

US Senator Elizabeth Warren of MA on December 31 announced she had formed an exploratory committee for a White House run in what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary field before the November 2020 presidential election. She had already served in the Hawaii House of Representatives.

She has advocated cutting USA aid to Pakistan and pressuring it to end its support worldwide terrorism. She is said to have supported in 2014 a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage nationwide, but later reversed her opinion and applauded a Supreme Court decision to legalise gay marriage across the US.

Gabbard, 37, is the second woman after Senator Elizabeth Warren to enter the presidential race from the Democratic party.

Gabbard, a native of American Samoa, was elected to the Hawaii State Legislature in 2002 at the age of 21, the youngest woman to be elected to a state legislature in US history at the time.

Gabbard recalls that she found the meeting encouraging.

A victor of the primary elections beginning early 2020 would be finally nominated by the Democratic party in its convention later that summer to challenge the Republican candidate in the November 2020 elections. In response, Gabbard wrote on Twitter that "being Saudi Arabia's bitch is not 'America First'".

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