Representative Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii, has announced that she will seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.
In an interview to CNN talk show, Gabbard said,”I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week.”
Gabbard would focus on criminal justice reform, climate change and health care if elected President.
Tulsi Gabbard is 37, she arrived in Congress six years ago from Hawaii’s mostly rural 2nd District. She was just 21 when she was elected to the state legislature. She left her seat to serve in Iraq with the Army National Guard.
Gabbard is female Iraq War veteran and the first Hindu woman to serve in the body. She quickly established herself as a voice for her party’s left on domestic issues and a critic of foreign military intervention.
The congresswoman has made some surprising allies on the right after appearing on Fox News and at events organized by the American Enterprise Institute to criticize the Obama administration’s foreign policy.
She was one of a handful Democrats who met Trump during the presidential transition.
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.
(The Pigeon Express Opinion– There are many women candidates this time around who might stand for President. Tulsi Gabbard, Nikki Haley and Michelle Obama are a few probables. It’s high time that United States gets its first woman president.)