Tulsi Gabbard will run for president

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) announced she is running for president on Friday during an interview on CNN’s “The Van Jones Show.”

Tulsi Gabbard was a Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee until February 28, 2016, when she resigned to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

In September 2017, Gabbard introduced the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (HR3671), the first House legislation to transition the United States to 100% clean renewable energy by 2035.

In November 2018, after Trump indicated the US would not sanction Saudi Arabia over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, Gabbard tweeted at Trump, “being Saudi Arabia’s bitch is not ‘America First.'”

Syria controversy

Gabbard opposes the US removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power.

In 2013 Gabbard opposed the Obama administration’s proposed military strikes in Syria, arguing that intervention in Syria would go against America’s national security, international credibility, economic interest, and moral center.

In 2017, Gabbard met Assad in Syria, without informing top Democrats in what she described as a ‘fact-finding’ mission in support of ‘peace’ for Syrian people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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