Hawaii Democratic Congressmember Tulsi Gabbard officially launched her 2020 presidential run Saturday.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: “I will bring this soldier’s principles to the White House, restoring the values of dignity, honor and respect to the presidency, and, above all else, love for our people and love for our country.”
Gabbard has supported progressive legislation during her time in Congress, including backing Medicare for all and a Green New Deal. In 2016, the Iraq War veteran quit as Democratic National Committee vice chair and threw her support behind Senator Bernie Sanders’s run for president. Gabbard says her candidacy will center around “war and peace” and will focus on the U.S.'s foreign wars, though some on the left have criticized some of her foreign policy views, including her relationship with India's ruling far-right BJP party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Last month, Gabbard apologized for past derogatory statements about the LGBTQ community.