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Another Democrat to jump into the fast education 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest.
Hawaii Democratic Republic of Tulsi Gabbard said in an interview on Friday that she has decided to run for the White house, and a formal announcement over the next week.
“There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision,” Gabbard told CNN. “There are a lot of challenges, the affected in front of the American people, I am and I want to help solve.”
Gabbard, 37, was elected in the year 2012. She was a major in the Hawaii Army National Guard and served two tours of duty in the Middle East. She visited early primary and caucus States of New Hampshire and Iowa in recent months, and wrote a treatise, which Can be released due to.
GABBARD IS THROWING FELLOW DEMS OF STOKING ‘BIGOTRY’
U.S. representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), the waves after a nominating speech by Senator Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 26 July 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette
Gabbard appeared for the first time on the national stage as one of the few lawmakers in Washington to back Bernie Sanders’ underdog candidacy in 2016 against Hillary Clinton during the last presidential primary campaign. Their approval came in a dramatic way, with your resignation as Deputy Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Express their support.
In fact, Gabbard rankled some in your party for their unorthodox movements. To discuss after Donald Trump was elected, they met with the President-elect, the war in Syria.
Last year, Gabbard — came under strong criticism from some Democrats for traveling the country and meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose government legislator accused of war crimes and genocide during the country’s brutal civil war.
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Gabbard has also made headlines for references to President Trump as the “Saudi Arabia b—-” after the President argued for the importance of a strong U.S.-Saudi relationship in the midst of calls on him, a tougher stance in respect of the Kingdom in response to the killing of the writer Jamal Khashoggi.
The Republicans lost no time on Friday to go to her.
“Tulsi Gabbard has a bigger problem than your lack of experience, she has said no base for support of the” Republican National Committee spokesman Michael Ahrens. “The liberals think she’s too conservative, conservatives think she is too liberal, and just about everyone thinks their coziness with Bashar al-Assad is disturbing.”
In the last few weeks, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former housing and urban development Secretary Julian Castro both announced exploratory committees. Gabbard, would probably have to fight for attention in the race with other big names in the party such as former Vice-President Joe Biden, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and California Sen. Kamala Harris. The former Maryland Rep. John Delaney has already announced a campaign.
Fox News’ Amy and The Associated Press contributed to this report.