Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Will Run For President In 2020

Evarado Alatorre
Enero 12, 2019

"I have made a decision to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week", Gabbard told CNN's Van Jones during an interview to air Saturday. The Samoan and Hindu congresswoman is an Iraq War veteran and an outspoken critic of U.S. "regime change" policy in Syria. She opposed the Obama administration's interventions in Syria as being "against America's national security, global credibility, economic interest, and moral center" and has called for putting an end to the Afghanistan war "as soon as possible". Elizabeth Warren of MA and other candidates. "I look forward to being able to get into this and to talk about it in depth when we make our announcement". Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden for the party's nomination. In her stint in Hawaii politics, Gabbard opposed the state's legalization of civil unions for same-sex couples, saying at one forum that Democrats "should be representing the views of the people, not a small number of homosexual extremists".

Though considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, Gabbard has displayed an unorthodox approach to progressive leadership. Mazie Hirono, over lawmakers' questioning of judicial nominee Brian Buescher. A source close to Gabbard confirmed to CBS News that she is running.

Gabbard's spat with Hirono is just the latest incidence of her alienation from establishment Democrats.

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Within minutes of the news that Gabbard is mounting a presidential campaign, the Republican National Committee (RNC) blasted out a press release detailing her potential vulnerabilities.

Gabbard positioned herself as one of President Barack Obama's fiercest critics over his handling of the so-called Islamic State. In 2016, she alarmed fellow Democrats when she met with Donald Trump during his transition to president and later when she took a secret trip to Syria and met with President Bashar Assad, who has been accused of war crimes and genocide.

She made waves recently for saying in a tweet that President Trump is "Saudi Arabia's bitch" for announcing the USA will stand with Saudi Arabia, regardless of any intelligence community assessment on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's involvement in the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. "Tulsi Gabbard has an even bigger problem than her lack of experience - it's that she has no base of support". She met with Assad in 2017.

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