Tulsi Gabbard to Run for President in 2020

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard D-Hawaii greets supporters Tuesday Nov. 6 2018 in Honolulu

Tulsi Gabbard Announces She’s Running for President AP

"I have chose to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week", the Hawaii Democrat told CNN's Van Jones during an interview slated to air at 7 p.m. Saturday on CNN's "The Van Jones Show".

In remarks aired by CNN on Friday, Ms Gabbard said she meant to pursue a challenge to Republican President Donald Trump.

The Hawaiʻi Democrat reportedly disclosed her plans on CNN's "The Van Jones Show", which will air at 2 p.m. Saturday Hawaiʻi time, the network said.

A victor of the primary elections beginning early 2020 would be finally nominated by the Democratic party in its convention later that summer to challenge the Republican candidate in the November 2020 elections.

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Gabbard, 37, is the second woman after Senator Elizabeth Warren to enter the presidential race from the Democratic party. Gabbard didn't use any names, but the description applied to questions asked by Senators Hirono and Harris. "Initially, I hadn't planned on meeting him", Gabbard told CNN's Jake Tapper in January of 2017.

Leading up to the 2016 Democratic primaries, Gabbard served under Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz as vice-chairwoman but resigned to fully support Bernie Sanders' campaign.

She listed access to health care, criminal justice reform and climate change as key issues. Sanders eventually lost the nomination to Hillary Clinton, who went on to lose the election to Donald Trump. She opposes admitting Syrian refugees to the United States. Though Gabbard has been aligned with Trump over some aspects of Middle East policy ― including whether the USA should provide support for Syrian militias fighting Assad ― she recently called Trump "Saudi Arabia's bitch" for his failure to react to the Saudi killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Due to her antiwar stance in Syria, Gabbard was at one point rumored to be a potential candidate to head Trump's State Department, and even met with the president-elect at Trump Tower in November 2016, but nothing came of it.

Gabbard was elected to Congress in 2012 and now serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Republican National Committee spokesman Michael Ahrens dismissed Gabbard's chances in a statement on Friday.

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