Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.More news: Saudi Arabia to announce slight rise in oil, gas reserves after audit
A veteran of the Iraq war, she recently made stops in both Iowa and New Hampshire - vital early voting states - and looked into hiring digital staff and speechwriters.
The Democratic presidential field could eventually include Senators Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as former Vice President Joe Biden. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren announced the formation of a presidential exploratory committee at the end of previous year. Cory Booker and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, are now weighing whether to run for president and are expected to announce their decision soon.More news: Fabregas finally joins Monaco for £10m
Gabbard's run would not be without controversy. She questioned whether he was responsible for a chemical attack on civilians that killed dozens and led the U.S.to attack a Syrian air base. "When the opportunity arose to meet with him, I did so because I 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, and that's exactly what we talked about". She also endorsed Keith Ellision for DNC chair in 2017.
Gabbard first emerged on the national stage as one of the few lawmakers in Washington to back Bernie Sanders' underdog candidacy in 2016 against Hillary Clinton during the last presidential primary campaign. She served in a medical unit of the Hawaii National Guard and was deployed in Kuwait and Iraq. "I'm seriously thinking of how I can best be of service to our country", she told Concord Monitor News reporter Paul Steinhauser before meeting with Rockingham County Democrats.More news: Awful NFL Quarterbacks that SOMEHOW got Jobs Over Colin Kaepernick
She added, "There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision".