In a CNN interview over the weekend, four-term Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Kailua) said that she will formally announce her campaign for President this week. Ms. Gabbard was first elected to the House in 2012 after serving in the Hawaii state House of Representatives and on the Honolulu City Council. She did not seek re-election after one term in the legislature in order to serve in Iraq with her Hawaii National Guard unit.
Rep. Gabbard created controversy when she met with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in January of 2017. Michael Ahrens, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee, summed up the perception of Rep. Gabbard, saying “liberals think she’s too conservative, conservatives think she’s too liberal, and just about everyone thinks her coziness with Bashar al-Assad is disturbing.”
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