On 2 Feb 2019, military veteran Tulsi Gabbard announced that she is running for president of the United States. This page offers links to more information about Gabbard.
Articles below are listed in chronological order with the most recent at the top.
- CNN, 2 Feb 2019 at 11:26 PM ET. “Tulsi Gabbard officially launches 2020 campaign after rocky start” by Dan Merica and Arlette Saenz. Excerpt: “Rep. Tulsi Gabbard officially launched her 2020 presidential campaign in Hawaii on Saturday, drawing on her service in the National Guard as guiding her longshot bid for the White House… Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran who gained national prominence in 2016 as an outspoken supporter of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign, will run for President as an anti-interventionalist Democrat who support a populist economic agenda.
While the congresswoman has highlighted health care access, criminal justice reform and climate change as key platform issues for her presidential run, her tenure in Congress has been defined by her anti-interventionist foreign policy positions and her campaign is expected to, as well. Those views drew criticism when, in 2017, Gabbard met with Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad during a visit to the war-torn country. Despite not formally launching until Saturday, Gabbard’s campaign has been defined by chaos inside the operation and a string of fits and starts to the congresswoman’s decision to get into the race in the first place.”
- NBC News, 2 Feb 2019 at 6:03 AM CST. “Russia’s propaganda machine discovers 2020 Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard” by By Robert Windrem and Ben Popken. Excerpt: “The Russian propaganda machine that tried to influence the 2016 U.S. election is now promoting the presidential aspirations of a controversial Hawaii Democrat who earlier this month declared her intention to run for president in 2020. An NBC News analysis of the main English-language news sites employed by Russia in its 2016 election meddling shows Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who is set to make her formal announcement Saturday, has become a favorite of the sites Moscow used when it interfered in 2016 … Several experts who track websites and social media linked to the Kremlin have also seen what they believe may be the first stirrings of an upcoming Russian campaign of support for Gabbard.”
- CNN, 12 Jan 2019 at 6:31 AM ET. “Tulsi Gabbard says she will run for president in 2020” by Caroline Kelly. Excerpt: “In 2015, Gabbard, then a vice-chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, was sharply critical of its then-chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for scheduling just six presidential debates during the 2016 primary election cycle. She later resigned her post as DNC vice chair to become one of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ highest-profile supporters, aligning herself with his populist economic message. Gabbard has staked out anti-interventionist foreign policy positions in Congress. Her 2017 meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad drew widespread criticism.”
- New York Times, 11 Jan 2019. “Tulsi Gabbard, Representative From Hawaii, Announces Democratic Presidential Bid” by Maggie Astor. Excerpt: “Ms. Gabbard, 37, is one of the lesser known of the possible candidates. An Army National Guard veteran who deployed twice to the Middle East, she was first elected to the House in 2012, a decade after she became the youngest person elected to the Hawaii State Legislature. She was the first Hindu and the first American Samoan elected to Congress. Since then, she has earned a reputation for her opposition to American military intervention and “regime change” efforts abroad — and for sometimes breaking from the Democratic Party line. In 2015, she voted with Republicans to increase screening of Syrian refugees. Shortly thereafter, she startled the Democratic National Committee by calling for more presidential debates than the party wanted to hold.”
- NPR, 11 Jan 2019 at 7:22 PM ET. “Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Announces She’s Running For President In 2020” by Jessica Taylor. Excerpt: “Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard will seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, she told CNN in an interview…. Foreign policy is an issue where Gabbard has staked out somewhat controversial positions. 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.”
Videos below are listed in chronological order with the most recent at the top.
Tulsi TV (6 Feb 2019)
If we profess to truly care about the Syrian people, if we truly care about ending their suffering, we’ve got to be willing to meet with whoever we need to if there is a possibility and a chance that can help us take steps forward towards peace.
CBS News (4 Feb 2019)
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard joining the Democratic race for president in 2020. Honolulu Civil Beat Washington correspondent Nick Grube joined CBSN with more on her “anti-interventionist” platform and “populist economic agenda.”
Tulsi 2020 (2 Feb 2019)
CNN (20 Jan 2019)
CNN’s Jake Tapper presses Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) over anti-LGBT comments she made in the past.
Washington Post (15 Jan 2019)
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) announced Jan. 11 that she will run for president in 2020. This is why some say she is problematic.
CNN (12 Jan 2019)
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) explains to CNN’s Van Jones why she wants to run for president in 2020.
Tulsi Gabbard YouTube Channel (12 Jan 2019)
Full Interview: Tulsi Gabbard tells Van Jones why she’s running in 2020.