Tulsi Gabbard

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Friday announced she’s running for president in 2020.
Gabbard confirmed the news to CNN’s Van Jones in an interview set to air on Saturday night.
“I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week,” Gabbard told Jones.
Gabbard has made a lot of fans among progressives, but also a number of critics due to some of her positions on issues such as foreign policy.
Gabbard is one of the first two female combat veterans to serve in Congress, and also its first ever Hindu member.

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard announced on Friday that she’s running for president in 2020. Gabbard confirmed the news to CNN’s Van Jones in an interview set to air on Saturday night.

“I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week,” Gabbard told Jones.

Gabbard, who’s been in Congress since 2012, is a rising star for progressives but also somewhat of an anomalous figure. Her positions on foreign policy, in particular, have at times put her at odds with many on the left over the past year or two.

But the Hawaii congresswoman has many of the ingredients of a strong candidate, and would make history on multiple fronts if elected president. Gabbard would not only be the first woman president, but also the first Hindu and female combat veteran to serve in the highest office in the land.

Correspondingly, Gabbard is one of the first two female combat veterans to serve in Congress, and also its first ever Hindu member. She served in a field medical unit of the Hawaii Army National Guard in Iraq from 2004 to 2005 and was deployed to Kuwait from 2008 to 2009.

Gabbard’s military service will undoubtedly be a major asset along the campaign …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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