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What do you know about 2020 presidential candidate, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), what it stands for, and the obstacles they face.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii attracted the attention of the American voters, while on Wednesday, the first of the year 2020 Democratic presidential primary, with your comments on foreign policy and the military.
Now in her fourth term serving in Congress, lawmakers had struggled to find a way to thrust themselves in front of a crowded 2020 presidential field of more than 20 competitors in the struggle for the party nomination.
GABBARD HAS BEEN SOUGHT, MOST OF THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES AFTER THE DEBATE, DESPITE THE THIRD-LOWEST TALK TIME
Here’s what you need to know about the 38-year-old Hawaii legislator and military veteran.
Multi-ethnic, multi-family faith
Gabbard was, grew up in Hawaii and is a practicing Hindu. She is of Asian, Polynesian, and Caucasian descent, which, according to her government biography.
Gabbard shot as the most sought-after democratic candidate on Google, after the first primary debate Wednesday-outpacing Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Corey Booker, D-NJ. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
In politics at a young age
Gabbard, the youngest person to be elected to the Hawaii State legislature in 2002 at the age of 21 years. She served in the state house of representatives from 2002 to 2004.
From 2007 to 2009, she was in the U.S. Senate as an aide to Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hi.
Gabbard served on the Honolulu City Council before her election to the U.S. house of representatives in 2012. She was elected to the U.S. Congress’ first Hindu member, and is also one of the first two female combat veterans to serve.
Two tours of duty in the Middle East
Gabbard, the Hawaii Army National Guard joined in the year 2003. In the following year, the house of representatives resigned from office in the state to deploy overseas.
You served in the combat zones in Iraq between 2004 and 2005. Implemented in 2009, and again to Kuwait, where they lead a platoon.
For your service, Gabbard full Service medal with Merit and was the first woman honours from the Kuwait National Guard.
Met with the Syrian dictator Assad, in the year 2017
Gabbard continues to be criticism for meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in the year 2017, while on a “fact-finding” mission in the country.
She has the meeting defended as a step to help broker the peace.
On foreign policy, Gabbard is in contrast to the “regime change wars” and pull US troops out of Syria, and Afghanistan wants to.
Against the impeachment of President Trump
In contrast to many of her Democratic colleagues, Gabbard no collusion” between the President and Russia said they were against impeachment trump to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections”.
She has called to concentrate for an end to the divinity and party politics, on the questions of most Americans.
In an interview with Fox News in April, Gabbard said: “I believe that we should defeat Donald Trump by impeachment. I think it’s really important for us to come in this country, and have the American people vote to take Donald Trump out of the office in the year 2020.”
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Criticized the recent anti-LGBT comments
Gabbard apologized to the beginning of this year for their past comments against same-sex marriage, while working for an anti-gay group in the early 2000s. Her father was at the time known as Hawaii, and a leading opponent of the gay rights movement.
She said she grew up in a “welfare-to-believe conservative budget” that marriage is only between a man and a woman.
Gabbard has since the comments condemned, calling them “false” and “hurtful”, and claimed that their views have ” significantly changed.”
She now supports gay marriage and supports transgender troops serve in the military.