"When we stand together, united by our love for each other and for our country, there is no challenge we can not overcome", Rep. Gabbard tweeted on Friday afternoon. Some foreign policy commentators accused Gabbard of legitimizing Assad, who has been accused of war crimes against civilians, but she defended the meeting as an opportunity to discuss bringing an end to Syria's seven-year civil war. "When we stand together, united by our love for each other and for our country, there is no challenge we can not overcome". "The Gita has been a tremendous source of inner peace and strength for me through many tough challenges in life, including being in the midst of death and turmoil while serving our country in the Middle East, " she explained.
Her campaign's Twitter handle said: "The First Woman President of the United States is ready to take the challenge".
The telegenic Gabbard has been a frequent guest on cable TV, in part due to her willingness to go against the grain on occasion.
Since entering national politics in 2012-when she became the first Hindu elected to Congress-she has been an outspoken critic of the bipartisan consensus on foreign policy. And if she does decide to run, as she has indicated she will next week, she will make history as the first Hindu, from a tiny religious minority.
Hindus constitute less than one per cent of the American population, an overwhelming majority of whom are either from India or are people of Indian-origin. She also was one of the first female combat veterans elected to Congress ― deployed to Iraq from 2004 to 2005, and to Kuwait from 2008 to 2009 as a member of the Hawaii Army National Guard.
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"I think that after seeing [Gabbard's] continued lack of fighting for human and civil rights, that this was - for our members across the state - enough was enough", he said. She has so much aloha for the people.
Gabbard is joining what is expected to be a crowded Democratic field. Sen.
President Trump has announced to seek his re-election.
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. "It is long overdue that we end USA complicity in Saudi Arabia's atrocities", Gabbard said of the hot button issue. Gabbard said health care access, criminal justice reform and climate change would be central to her message, but cited one factor as paramount, asserting, "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". Former Vice President Joe Biden and former Rep. Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke (D-TX) are also reportedly considering running for president.
According to CNN, Senator Sanders's 2016 deputy campaign manager Rania Batrice will be Ms Gabbard's campaign manager.
Among other Democrats speculated to run for the 2020 primaries include Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar and Tim Kaine.