USA: Tulsi Gabbard kicks off presidential campaign

Tulsi Gabbard

Apart from one statement criticizing Israeli conduct during clashes with Palestinians on its border with the Gaza Strip in May 2018, Gabbard's public stances on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East have been viewed positively by pro-Israel groups.

Tulsi Gabbard has been criticised for being sympathetic to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and Russian leader Vladimir Putin, which has seen her clash with a number of fellow Democrats.

Gabbard, who is both Hindu and of Samoan descent, responded to Duke on Twitter, expressing her disdain for his support.

Gabbard has not been a factor in early 2020 opinion polls, and her nascent campaign already has shown signs of trouble.

While the Congresswoman has highlighted health care access, criminal justice reform and climate change as key platform issues for her presidential run, her tenure in Congress has been defined by her anti-interventionist foreign policy positions.

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Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard on Wednesday declined to identify Syrian President Bashar Assad as an adversary of the USA, doubling down on a 2017 meeting she had with the strongman whose military is engaged in a civil war with US -backed rebels. She served on the Homeland security and foreign affair committees.

A year later, she joined the Army National Guard and in 2004, she volunteered to be the first state official to voluntarily step down from public office to serve in a war zone.

"In my past, I said and believed things that were wrong, and worse, hurtful to people in the LGBTQ+ community and their loved ones".

Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii congresswoman and 2020 Democratic candidate for president, defended Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and said he is not the "enemy".

Gabbard has supported progressive legislation during her time in Congress, including backing Medicare for all and a Green New Deal.

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In response, Gabbard accused NBC of using "journalistic fraud" in a smear campaign against her.

"Over the years, I formed my own opinions based on my life experience that changed my views - at a personal level in having aloha, love, for all people, and ensuring that every American, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, is treated equally under the law", she said.

News published a predictably viral story Friday, claiming that "experts who track websites and social media linked to Russian Federation have seen stirrings of a possible campaign of support for Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard".

"Assad is not the enemy of the United States because Syria does not pose a direct threat to the United States", Gabbard said Wednesday morning on MSNBC.

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