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The Life of Tulsi Gabbard

From American Samoa, to Hawaii, to Iraq, and then to Congress — could the White House be next for Tulsi Gabbard? This is her life story.

Veteran, Congresswoman, Presidential candidate

Tulsi Gabbard was born on April 12, 1981 in American Samoa to parents of European and Samoan ancestry. Gabbard moved to Hawaii with her family when she was 2, and during years of homeschooling as a teenager, embraced the Hindu faith. In 2002, at the age of 21 she ran for the Hawaii House of Representatives and became the youngest legislator in state history — and the youngest woman ever elected — to a state legislature. Instead of running for a 2nd term, Gabbard volunteered for the Army National Guard and deployed to Iraq in 2004.

After completing a tour in 2005, she became the first woman ever to graduate from the Accelerated Officer Candidate School at the Alabama Military Academy as a distinguished honor graduate. After her 2008 tour in Kuwait, Gabbard returned to Hawaii then served on the Honolulu City Council for 1 year before being elected to the House of Representatives in 2012. In Congress, she has championed veteran’s rights, victims of sexual assault, environmental activism, ending U.S. military involvement overseas. However, she has also been accused of homophobia for her work in her father’s anti-gay rights organization in 1998. My views have changed significantly since then, and my record in Congress over the last 6 years reflects what is in my heart: A strong and ongoing commitment to fighting for LGBTQ+ rights,” said the U.S. Samoan Congresswoman.

She later apologized for this. In 2013, she was elected as vice chair for the Democratic National Committee — but stepped down in 2016 after accusing party leadership of favoritism for Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders. She later endorsed Sanders. In 2017, she was criticized after revealing she went on a “fact-finding” mission Where she met with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad — who has been accused of using chemical weapons his own citizens. She responded to the controversy on CNN. On February 2, 2019, she launched her 2020 presidential campaign.

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11/10/2019 12:59 PM
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65 comments

  • Manrique P.
    17 hours

    Gosh, she's hot ♥️

  • Randy P.
    a day

    She made one big mistake, standing for Bernie Sanders, that makes her a socialist in my eyes.

  • Brian D.
    2 days

    Whatever loser

  • Curtis J.
    2 days

    dam liberal

  • Curtis J.
    2 days

    stay in Hawaii

  • Fiatele T.
    2 days

    No. Not my vote

  • Jason S.
    2 days

    Awww sweeet...Lou Diamond Phillips is running for president. 😂😂😂😂😂 Zing

  • Daniel M.
    2 days

    She's different I like her

  • Tye E.
    3 days

    Clearly she will say or do anything to win, trying to please everyone outside of her belief will cause her to become a liar. She hasn’t done enough yet.

  • Brian D.
    3 days

    This woman is a dyed in the wool Democrat. She believes and promotes the vast majority of their policies which includes abortion and homosexual marriage. Do not be deceived America. The package is beautiful but the contents within it is death.

  • Clayton G.
    3 days

    Lets hope not

  • Agnes S.
    3 days

    She is as fake as Trump.

  • Carlos N.
    4 days

    She isn’t a true progressive, just another conservative in democrat cosplay

  • Jacques C.
    4 days

    She's a faux Democrat, non-feminist, nationalist, who joined the presidential race as a spoiler & didn't even have enough support in HI to make it worth her time or effort to fight for her congressional seat there... thank goodness for that!

  • James E.
    4 days

    She's anti second amendment.

  • Wally V.
    4 days

    No. I had somewhat of an elevated opinion of her, compared to all the other democrats running, until she voted to impeach. That ended any support from me.

  • Scott C.
    4 days

    She has a better chance at doing porn.

  • Boyd P.
    5 days

    She has quite a reputation about her, only one thing & I mean just one that will separate the dark from the light, is to get on the right path, I guarantee she will fail in her Presidency bid, not even a Good-luck will suffice 👍🏼🥶

  • Jimmy L.
    5 days

    I'll never vote for a woman for president

  • Taalotausala T.
    5 days

    Sorry Tulsi Trump is going to be reelected 2020 🇺🇸🦅