"I have made a decision to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week", Gabbard told CNN's Van Jones during an interview to air Saturday.
"I have chose to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week", she said, according to CNN.
She said she met with him to show that USA can "truly care about the Syrian people" with the hope of achieving peace. Bernie Sanders' highest-profile supporters, aligning herself with his populist economic message.
"I'm thinking through how I can best be of service and I'll make my decision based on that", she said.
But Republicans, too, felt the need to speak up against her. "Liberals think she's too conservative, conservatives think she's too liberal, and just about everyone thinks her coziness with Bashar al-Assad is disturbing", Republican National Committee spokesman Michael Ahrens said, also mentioning the congresswoman's "lack of experience". On New Year's Eve, Sen.More news: CES: Sex-toy firm revoked for hands-free device slam 'sexist' awards
"Assad apologist" seems to be the Tulsi equivalent of "Putin puppet", judging from the early tweets, though she was accused of being one of those too. Gabbard has questioned whether the Syrian leader was actually responsible for a chemical attack on civilians that killed dozens and led to a retaliatory United States attack on a Syrian airbase. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen.
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. Though not Indian American, Gabbard is often considered one by the community because of her professed religion - a Hindu - and there stories that Hindu temples in the Washington-Maryland-Virginia region chimed their bells to coordinate with her swearing in in 2012.
Gabbard has attracted significant criticism for her positions on Syria, particularly on Assad.
Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) 2016 campaign as her campaign manager, CNN reports.
But asked whether Gabbard's rebuke would affect their relationship, Hirono told Hawaii News Now she "works well" with "Republicans" and said she would "certainly" welcome opportunities to work with Gabbard.