Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Will Run For President In 2020

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard D-Hawaii greets supporters in Honolulu. Gabbard has announced she’s running for president in 2020

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard D-Hawaii greets supporters in Honolulu. Gabbard has announced she’s running for president in 2020

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

Tulsi Gabbard said in an interview on Friday that she has made a decision to run for the White House and will be make a formal announcement over the next week. "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, listing health care access, criminal justice reform and climate change as key platform issues.

'I have chose to run, ' Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard told CNN and will soon make a formal announcement for president.

Gabbard, 37, said "the issue of war and peace" would be the main focus of her campaign.

She has also courted controversy by picking a fight with Hawaii Sen.

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She made waves recently for saying in a tweet that President Trump is "Saudi Arabia's bitch" for announcing the US will stand with Saudi Arabia, regardless of any intelligence community assessment on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's involvement in the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

"It could very well be that the crown prince had knowledge of this tragic event", President Trump said of the killing. She comes from a multicultural, multi-religious family and, as a practicing Hindu, was the first Hindu elected to Congress. In 2012, she was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. "We must end all USA support for Saudi Arabia's genocidal war in Yemen now".

Gabbard joins a quickly growing field of Democrats eager to take on President Donald Trump for the presidency. California Sen. Kamala Harris, New Jersey 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. Elizabeth Warren announced on New Year's Eve that she was forming an exploratory committee for a presidential run.

"Tulsi Gabbard has an even bigger problem than her lack of experience - it's that she has no base of support", Republican National Committee spokesman Michael Ahrens said.

A number of other potential Democratic candidates, including heavyweights like former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. "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".

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