US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard to run for president

Tulsi Gabbard first Hindu and American Samoan member of Congress says she'll run for president in 2020

Tulsi Gabbard first Hindu and American Samoan member of Congress says she'll run for president in 2020

She ended up being a backer of Sen.

Gabbard was born in American Samoa to a Catholic father, Hawaii State Senator Mike Gabbard, and her mother, Carol Porter Gabbard, is of Caucasian descent who professes Hinduism.

Who will run her campaign: Rania Batrice, former deputy campaign manager for Bernie Sanders in 2016, will be Gabbard's campaign manager.

The RNC released a "cheat sheet" of talking points following the news of Gabbard's pending announcement, though some took that as a sign of weakness.

More recently, she was one of the few public officials who refused to immediately blame the Syrian government for the horrific chemical attack that killed dozens of people, including children, in April.

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Asked a year ago 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.

Rep. Gabbard is a Democrat and represents the 2nd Congressional District in Hawaiʻi, which includes the Big Island. While her support for Sanders' economic message may turn off libertarians for obvious reasons, it's hard to imagine there being anyone in either major party primary who will be more critical of America's wasteful and seemingly endless post-9/11 wars. "There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I'm concerned about and that I want to help solve", she said, citing health care access and climate change among them.

The race for UnS presidency in next year's election is likely to see a Hindu representative and a senator of part-Indian-American descent vying for the Democratic Party's nomination. She is said to have supported in 2014 a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage nationwide, but later reversed her opinion and applauded a Supreme Court decision to legalise gay marriage across the US. Gabbard has questioned whether the Syrian leader was actually responsible for a chemical attack on civilians that killed dozens and led to a retaliatory USA attack on a Syrian airbase. Though Gabbard has been aligned with Trump over some aspects of Middle East policy ― including whether the US should provide support for Syrian militias fighting Assad ― she recently called Trump "Saudi Arabia's bitch" for his failure to react to the Saudi killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

While Gabbard is wildly popular with many Sanders supporters - she was the only member of Congress to join him at a post-election conference in Vermont - she's viewed skeptically on much of the left.

Thus far only former Maryland Rep. John Delaney has mounted an official presidential bid.

Gabbard has attracted significant criticism for her positions on Syria, particularly on Assad.

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