Tulsi Gabbard In
Tulsi Gabbard in the 2020 Democratic Primary
In addition to being a proponent of campaign finance reform, Tulsi Gabbard has also called for tougher regulations on Wall Street and the reduction of Washingtons enormous year-on-year military budget. While Gabbard is still a relative unknown to many Americans, she has been able to make significant waves in the political world. Despite this, career politicians may be reluctant to back her.
Gabbard has a lot to prove in her campaign for the 2020 presidential election, and her stance on the issue isn’t limited to Hawaii. She has served in Iraq and Kuwait and was a top aide to Hawaii’s former governor, Daniel K. Akaka. Her brief was on veterans issues, but there were not many staffers in her office who had served in the post-September 11 military.
While she was serving in the military, Gabbard enrolled in the Hawaii National Guard in 2003 and served in Iraq as a military police officer. She then went on to complete Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as a major in the Hawaii Army National Guard. While she is now a politician, she remains an active member of the military and is not shy about expressing her concerns.
Gabbard has made waves recently with her controversial trip to Syria to meet with President Bashar al-Assad, an accused war criminal. Her trip drew criticism from both sides of the aisle. Although she was critical of Assad for using chemical weapons against civilians, Gabbard defended the trip as a chance to foster dialogue and peace in the region. She has also criticized President Donald Trump for his support for Saudi Arabia, but she supports Trump’s dialogue with the North Korean regime.
The Blob is also attacking Gabbard. She reiterated her conspiracy theory that the U.S. government had biological labs in Ukraine, and that this was a pretext for the Russian government to use them as a launching pad. Furthermore, she spoke at the conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a gathering of far-right politicians and activists.
Gabbard’s decision to not seek reelection to Congress in 2020 has intensified speculations about her potential presidential run. She has stated that she is not running as a third party candidate. The Democratic Party has a high threshold for a presidential candidate, and she must meet these criteria before she can be considered a viable candidate.
Gabbard is a former representative of Hawaii’s 2nd district. She unsuccessfully ran for president in the 2020 Democratic primary. She announced in October that she would not seek re-election in 2020. Her presidential bid did not gain enough traction and she suspended it in March. Her seat was already precarious. In January, state senator Kai Kahele announced that she would be seeking Gabbard’s seat.
Gabbard’s net worth was recently estimated to be $500,000, which is one of the lowest of the Democratic presidential candidates. Gabbard’s primary wealth comes from her real estate holdings. She has already made a $71,000 profit off of the sale of her home.