Washington D.C.: Tulsi Gabbard, a longtime friend of India and Indian Americans, has announced she will run for President in 2020.
Congresswoman Gabbard was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. USINPAC supported her candidacy and was pleased that she quickly advocated for India and Indian Americans while serving on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
In announcing that she will seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, Gabbard has said that she wants to focus on criminal justice reform, climate change, and health care. “As she makes her way through a crowded field, it is our sincere hope that Tulsi, as well as all other candidates, no matter their party, will push for a foreign policy agenda that includes greater attention to the Asia Pacific region,” Sanjay Puri, chairman of USINPAC said.
Gabbard met with Trump during the presidential transition where it was rumored she might be considered for UN ambassador.
Gabbard served two tours of duty in the Middle East as a member of the Hawaii National Guard. She was elected to the Hawaii State Legislature in 2002, when she was just 21 years old. She currently serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee and is a strong advocate for veterans and service members.
Gabbard is Hindu and has been closely tied to Hindu-Americans who have supported her career from the start
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