CNN: Tulsi Gabbard says she will run for president in 2020
CNN Jan 11, 2019: … "I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week," the Hawaii Democrat told CNN's Van Jones during an interview slated to air at 7 p.m. Saturday on CNN's "The Van Jones Show."… (LINK >>> Video)
"There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision. There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I'm concerned about and that I want to help solve," she said, listing health care access, criminal justice reform and climate change as key platform issues.
"There is one main issue that is central to the rest, and that is the issue of war and peace," Gabbard added. "I look forward to being able to get into this and to talk about it in depth when we make our announcement."…
Her 2017 meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad drew widespread criticism….
A number of other potential Democratic candidates, including heavyweights like … Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, are currently weighing whether to run for president and are expected to announce their decision soon….
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Tulsi Gabbard, Van Jones, Neil Abercrombie
Aloha, Jan 11, 2019
Earlier tonight I spoke with my friend Van Jones about the challenges we face and the future of our country.
He asked me bluntly whether I'll run for president, and I told him straight: I've decided to run and will make a formal announcement next week.
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.
But the main reason I'm running has to do with an issue that is central to the rest — war and peace. I look forward to talking with you more about this in the coming days.
When we stand together, united by our love for each other and for our country, there is no challenge we cannot overcome.
Join me in building a movement for peace at home and abroad that will fulfill the promise of America for freedom, justice, equality, and opportunity for all.
Our movement will be people-powered. Chip in to be a part of it from the beginning.
You can see the whole conversation tomorrow night at 7:00 PM EST on CNN.