US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard to run for president

Frederick Owens
January 12, 2019

"'I have chose to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week", she said on the show, which airs Saturday.

"I have made a decision to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week", Gabbard told a CNN TV news anchor for a show that airs Saturday.

Gabbard is joining what is expected to be a crowded Democratic field. Sen.

Gabbard's aide Rania Batrice will manage her presidential campaign.

"There is one main issue that is central to the rest, and that is the issue of war and peace", said Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran and now serving on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

These issues include health care access, criminal justice reform and climate change.

Gabbard sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where she is able to influence United States foreign policy.

Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat holding a congressional seat in Hawaii, is an Iraq War veteran and now serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

The Iraq war veteran has become the first-ever Hindu to be running for the presidency in the US.

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Asked past year whether she would still consider running if Senator Sanders ran, Ms Gabbard said Senator Sanders is a friend and she did not know what his plans were. "When we stand together, united by our love for each other and for our country, there is no challenge we can not overcome", she wrote in an email sent to her supporters.

She questioned whether Assad was responsible for a chemical attack on civilians that killed dozens and led the USA to attack a Syrian air base. She quit the DNC in early 2016 to endorse Sen.

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.

In 2017, Gabbard met with Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad and drew widespread criticism.

She made waves recently for saying in a tweet that President Trump is "Saudi Arabia's bitch" for announcing the US 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.

In response, Gabbard wrote on Twitter that "being Saudi Arabia's bitch is not 'America First'".

Indeed, Gabbard has rankled some in her party for her unorthodox moves. "It is long overdue that we end USA complicity in Saudi Arabia's atrocities", Gabbard said of the hot button issue. She would return in 2006, work for Hawaii Senator Daniel Akaka, then return to Iraq in 2009.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who comes from the party's centrist wing, is also likely to join the fray.

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