"There are many reasons I'm offering to serve you as President - to ensure every American gets the healthcare they need, to bring about comprehensive immigration reform, to make sure we have clean water and clean air for generations to come, to fix our broken criminal justice system, to end the corrupt influence of special interests in Washington, and so much more".
Another issue that has done a disservice to Tulsi Gabbard among left-wing voters is her prior stance on gay marriages. If elected in 2020, she could be the youngest and first woman to be elected as the U.S. president. She sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where she has staked out a position as one of the most vocal non-interventionists in Congress. While her support for Sanders' economic message may turn off libertarians for obvious reasons, it's hard to imagine there being anyone in either major party primary who will be more critical of America's wasteful and seemingly endless post-9/11 wars. "As a combat veteran, I know the costs of war".
Gabbard, who is also the first Hindu member of Congress, is one of the first major candidates to directly declare a presidential candidacy. Julian Castro, former President Barack Obama's housing secretary, also formed an exploratory committee in December.
Gabbard would eventually support the Iran nuclear deal, while becoming one of few Democrats to back legislation making it harder for Syrian refugees to enter the United States.
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. She could find herself competing against the likes of such heavy hitters as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden for the party's nomination.
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But after the election, some on the left began to view Gabbard more skeptically.
She made waves recently for saying in a tweet that President Trump is "Saudi Arabia's bitch" for announcing the USA will stand with Saudi Arabia, regardless of any intelligence community assessment on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's involvement in the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
"Trump's so-called populism has been a fraud", Gabbard said in August 2017. She said "whoever is found responsible" must be held accountable and talked about "if" Assad is indeed guilty.
Gabbard, who converted to Hinduism early in her life, is highly popular among Indian-Americans.
She had a run-in with Harris this week, accusing her of religious bigotry for her opposition to a nominee for federal judgeship because he belonged to a Catholic organisation called the Knights of Columbus.