Democratic Hawaii Rep. Gabbard running for president in 2020

Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard Marco Garcia/ AP In this Nov. 6, 2018, file image, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, welcomes supporters in Honolulu.

Friday, Jan. 11, 2019|4:01 p.m.

WASHINGTON– Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has actually announced that she is running for president in 2020.

Gabbard stated in a CNN interview slated to air Saturday night that she will be formally announcing her candidacy within the next week.

The 37-year-old Iraq War veteran is the first Hindu chosen to Congress. She has checked out New Hampshire and Iowa in recent months and has actually written a narrative that is because of be released in Might.

Gabbard was slammed in 2016 for taking a trip to Syria and conference with President Bashar Assad, who has actually been accused of war crimes. She says it is very important to meet adversaries if “you are major about pursuing peace.”

Gabbard was among the most popular legislators to back Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary.

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