Tulsi Gabbard announces she will run for president in 2020

Tulsi Gabbard announces she will run for president in 2020

"'I have chose to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week", she said on the show, which airs Saturday.

"There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision".

Hawaii Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard announced she will run for president in 2020 on Friday.

The 37-year-old Iraq War veteran is the first Hindu elected to Congress and the first member born in the us territory of American Samoa. She later resigned her post as DNC vice chair to become one of Vermont Sen.

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Gabbard later said she "felt it's important that if we profess to truly care about the Syrian people, about their suffering, then we've got to be able to meet with anyone that we need to if there is a possibility that we could achieve peace".

Gabbard, 37, said "the issue of war and peace" would be the main focus of her campaign. More recently she blasted President Trump for being "Saudi Arabia's bitch". She comes from a multicultural, multi-religious family and, as a practicing Hindu, was the first Hindu elected to Congress.

Gabbard enters a 2020 Democrat primary field which will likely go into double-digits. "It is long overdue that we end USA complicity in Saudi Arabia's atrocities", Gabbard said of the hot button issue. She served in a medical unit of the Hawaii National Guard and was deployed in Kuwait and Iraq. On New Year's Eve, Sen. She's opposed to military intervention, and drew criticism in 2017 for meeting during a secret trip with Syrian President Bashar Assad whose oppressive regime has allegedly used chemical weapons on its own people.

The US senator Elizabeth Warren, of MA, on 31 December announced she had formed an exploratory committee for a presidential run in what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary field before the November 2020 presidential election. "Liberals think she's too conservative, conservatives think she's too liberal, and just about everyone thinks her coziness with Bashar al-Assad is disturbing", said Ahrens. Former Vice President Joe Biden and former Rep. Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke (D-TX) are also reportedly considering running for president.

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