The second democrat jumps into the fast-forming 2020 democratic president's primary competition.
Hawaii Democratic Republic of Tulsi Gabbard said in an interview on Friday that she has decided to run to the White House and will make a formal announcement next week.
"There are many reasons why I make this decision," says Gabbard CNN. "There are many challenges facing the American people that I am concerned about and that I want to help resolve."
Gabbard, 37, was elected in 2012. She was great in the Hawaii Army National Guard and served two tours in service in the Middle East. She has visited early primary and caucus states of New Hampshire and Iowa in recent months and has written a memoir that will be published in May.
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Gabbard first appeared at national level as one of the few Washington legislators to restore Bernie Sanders underdog candidacy in 2016 against Hillary Clinton during the first campaign of the last presidential campaign. Her approval came dramatically, as she resigned as Vice-President of the Democratic National Committee to express her support.
Gabbard has actually ranked some in her party for her unorthodox traits. After Donald Trump was elected, she met with the then presidential election to discuss the Syrian war.
Last year, Gabbard came under severe criticism – including from some Democrats – to travel to the country and meet Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, whose government legislature has accused war crimes and even genocide during the brutal civil war in the country  CLICK HERE TO FOX NEWS APP
Gabbard has also made headlines to refer to President Trump as "Saudi Arabia's ——" after the President argued for the importance of a strong US Saudi Arabian relationship, while urging him to take a harder approach to the kingdom in response to the killing of author Jamal Khashoggi. 19659003] "Tulsi Gabbard has an even bigger problem than her lack of experience – that is, she has no cause for support," said Republican National Committee spokesman Michael Ahrens. "Liberals believe she's too conservative, conservatives think she's too liberal, and almost everyone thinks her kindness with Bashar al-Assad interferes."
In recent weeks, Massachusetts has since Elizabeth Warren and former housing and urban development secretary Julian Castro have both announced preparatory committees. Gabbard would probably fight for attention in the competition with other big names in the party, like former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and California Sen. Kamala Harris. Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney has already announced a campaign.
Fox News & # 39; Amy Lieu and The Associated Press contributed to this report.