The Hush Post|20:30 pm|2-min-read
Indian-American Tulsi Gabbard is planning to contest the presidential election in 2020. This claim has been made by the closest source of hers. She is the first Hindu lawmaker from Hawaii in the US Congress.
In a conference in Los Angeles on Friday, an Indian-American Dr Sampat Shivangi said that she could be the next president of the US in 2020. However, Tulsi neither confirmed or denied that she is running for president in 2020. This announcement was made in the presence of the four-term Congresswoman from the 50th US State.
A decision on this could be taken before Christmas or could be delayed till the next year. However, it is said that she and her team has quietly been reaching out to prospective donors. It will include a large number of Indian Americans, and volunteers to build an impressive campaign for her 2020 run.
Gabbard is not an Indian. She was born in American Samoa to a Catholic father (Hawaii State Senator Mike Gabbard). Her mother, Carol Porter Gabbard, is of Caucasian descent who professes Hinduism. Gabbard moved to Hawaii when she was two and embraced Hinduism as a teenager.
If Gabbard announces her presidential bid, she would be the first Hindu candidate to enter the race for White House. And if elected in 2020, she could be the youngest ever and first woman to be elected as the US president.
Currently, Gabbard serves on powerful House Armed Services Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee. She is also the Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional India Caucus.
“She has been a fresh voice in the Democratic Party. With her support for US-India relations, her opposition to the war in Iraq, her opposition to arms sales to Saudi Arabia and her more recent vigorous opposition to among the rebels in Syria,” Shivangi said.