Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, answers to questions after the second Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is a two-week break from the campaign to report for active service in Indonesia, announced with the National Guard, the Democrat on Monday.
“I’m getting in and out of the election campaign for a couple of weeks ago and put on my army-to go to uniform on a joint training exercise mission in Indonesia,” Gabbard said in an interview with CBS News.
“I love our country. I love it, will be able to serve our country in so many ways, for example, as a soldier,” the US Congressman said.
“And so, while some people say to me, as God this is a terrible time to be out of the campaign, you can not find a way out of it? You don’t know, this is what it’s all about.”
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“I’m not really thinking about how this will impact on my campaign. I am looking forward to be able to fulfill my service and my responsibility,” she added.
Gabbard, 38, is one of the most important in the Hawaii Army National Guard and served in Iraq in 2004. They also completed a tour in Kuwait in the year 2008, according to Hawaii News Now.
The presidential candidate is set specifically for Indonesia on Wednesday, where her unit exercises, Anti-terrorism and disaster response training courses.
Gabbard is one of the three Democratic candidates with military experience.