Tulsi Gabbard Says She's Running for President in 2020

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard delivers remarks on the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center

"There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision", Gabbard told CNN's Van Jones during an interview set to air at 7 p.m. ET Saturday.

She is the latest to join what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary field before the November 2020 presidential election.

Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu ever elected to U.S. congress, is running for the White House in 2020, and could end up vying with Kamala Harris, who is likely to run also, for the affection, support and, most importantly, the financial backing of the country's richest ethnic community, Indian Americans.

Tulsi Gabbard, the Iraq war veteran and Democratic US representative for Hawaii, has chose to run for the White House in the next election.

More recently, she was one of the few public officials who refused to immediately blame the Syrian government for the horrific chemical attack that killed dozens of people, including children, in April. She said she sat down with Assad in an attempt to end the civil war in Syria.

She is on the populist left in the Democratic Party and supported Bernie Sanders, the maverick progressive senator, for the party's nomination in 2016. "There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I'm concerned about and that I want to help solve", she said, listing health care access, criminal justice reform and climate change as key platform issues.




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. "I'm seriously thinking of how I can best be of service to our country", she told Concord Monitor News reporter Paul Steinhauser before meeting with Rockingham County Democrats.

The Democratic Party Of Hawai'i Chair Keali'i Lopez has already issued a statement supporting Rep. Gabbard's presidential announcement. She is the first American Samoan and the first Hindu member of Congress.

Another issue that has done a disservice to Tulsi Gabbard among left-wing voters is her prior stance on gay marriages.

Gabbard, 37, is a US army veteran and a three-term member of the US House of Representative from Hawaii, where the 44th president of the United Sates Barack Obama was born and raised and where he would vacation with his family every major holidays.

She accused the party leadership of being partial to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and against Sanders and resigned as a vice president of the party. Former Vice President Joe Biden and former Rep. Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke (D-TX) are also reportedly considering running for president.

Rania Batrice will manage Gabbard's campaign.

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