Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she’ll run for president in 2020

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she’ll run for president in 2020

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she’ll run for president in 2020

Gabbard threw her support behind Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign ― an endorsement that led her to publicly resign from her role as vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. Gabbard remains popular with some liberals but will have serious competition with other candidates on the left flank of the party. If elected in 2020, she could be the youngest and first woman to be elected as the USA president. "I look forward to being able to get into this and to talk about it in depth when we make our announcement", which will come within the next week, Gabbard said.

Since entering national politics in 2012-when she became the first Hindu elected to Congress-she has been an outspoken critic of the bipartisan consensus on foreign policy.

The race for UnS presidency in next year's election is likely to see a Hindu representative and a senator of part-Indian-American descent vying for the Democratic Party's nomination. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced on New Year's Eve that she was forming an exploratory committee for a potential run, and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro did the same earlier this week.

CNN reported Ms Gabbard saying there are a lot of challenges facing the people of the United States and she wants to help solve them.

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A staunch anti-war voice in Congress, Gabbard has called for the U.S.to halt further involvement in Saudi Arabia's military intervention in Yemen, describing the civil war as a humanitarian crisis. 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.

Rep. Gabbard is a Democrat and represents the 2nd Congressional District in Hawaiʻi, which includes the Big Island. "Our residents are feeling the very real impacts of President Trump's policies, and it should be every Democrat's top priority to replace this unsafe administration".

"There is one main issue that is central to the rest, and that is the issue of war and peace".

The Hawaiʻi Democrat reportedly disclosed her plans on CNN's "The Van Jones Show", which will air at 2 p.m. Saturday Hawaiʻi time, the network said. Former Vice President Joe Biden and former Rep. Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke (D-TX) are also reportedly considering running for president.

Gabbard was one of the most prominent lawmakers to back Sanders over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.

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