The United States representative for Hawaii from the Democratic Party Tulsi Gabbard has on Friday, formally announced that she will be contesting in the 2020 US presidential election against the president Donald Trump.
During an interview on CNN’s “The Van Jones Show”, scheduled to be aired on Saturday at 7 pm, the Democratic leader said, “I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week.”
Gabbard, an Iraq war veteran, is currently serving on the house foreign affairs committee. Also, she is the first American Samoan as well as the first Hindu member of Congress.
While underlining key issues such as climate change, criminal justice reform, and health care access, the Democratic leader said: “There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision. There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I am concerned about and that I want to help solve.”
During the interview with CNN, while talking about more priorities, Gabbard said: “There is one main issue that is central to the rest, and that is the issue of war and peace. I look forward to being able to get into this and to talk about it in depth when we make our announcement.”
Rania Batrice, the deputy campaign manager for Bernie Sanders in 2016, is a top aide to the Democratic leader Gabbard and will also be the campaign manager for her, Batrice confirmed.