The controversial Democratic senator from Hawaii is running for president in 2020.
Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic representative from Hawaii, was first elected to Congress in 2012. She announced her presidential run on January 11, 2019, joining a growing field of Democratic contenders seeking the Democratic Party nomination in the 2020 presidential election.
Gabbard initially excited the left because she was an outspoken economic progressive and a veteran who objected to American intervention abroad. She was also the first Hindu member of Congress. Nancy Pelosi called her an “emerging star”;