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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  • Christopher D.
    10/06/2020 08:38

  • Tuese T.
    06/29/2020 09:05

    Awesome thanks for your service to our people and family bless you all amen amen 🙏

  • سيد ع.
    03/27/2020 09:06

    كاذبه محتاله متلونه

  • Timothy T.
    01/01/2020 01:54

    I thank Tulsi for her service of our country but however I am not going to support anyone who supports socialist party who overthrows our president of the United States with a ridiculous impeachment

  • Lynn P.
    01/01/2020 01:03

    Trump 2020

  • Beverly P.
    12/31/2019 23:42

    Shut up

  • Scott D.
    12/31/2019 21:52

    She doesn’t have a chance. The fake Indian and touchy feely Joe are neck and neck. Yes! That’s all the Dems really have. Yes! Pitiful!

  • Ben B.
    12/31/2019 20:22

    I do not agree with all of Tulsis politics. But her heart is pure! Her intent is Nobel! No doubt she puts America above self!! The only hope the dems have is with Tulsi. Dems have a choice here. Join the Top Democratic lemmings jumping off a cliff! Or join Tulsi for a better future!

  • Tim L.
    12/31/2019 19:06

    Russian agent

  • Don A.
    12/31/2019 18:10

    🤔 Not quite yet 🤔 but you still Gotta love this lady 🤔👍🏻😘

  • Bob B.
    12/31/2019 15:36

    She's another strong female candidate for the GOP to consider for national office should she decide to switch parties.

  • Thomas W.
    12/31/2019 14:37

    Not gonna happen. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP 2020

  • Jerry F.
    12/31/2019 12:08

    Noy going to happen.

  • Cornelius M.
    12/31/2019 07:45

    Trump 2020

  • Bob V.
    12/31/2019 00:51

    And yet another disgusting Trump puppet and Russian asset.

  • Mike A.
    12/30/2019 23:11

    The only sane democrat in the race thank God her party hates her.

  • Rodger E.
    12/30/2019 20:18

    Thank you for your service but sorry I will never vote for a Demacrap ever again after your impeachment circus! Trump 2020

  • Ken B.
    12/30/2019 19:29

    No....just. no !

  • Theodore K.
    12/30/2019 18:00

    This country does NOT need any more democrat leadership. Idc what their policies are, these people are socialists and deserve to either be put in jail or executed. This is not an argument or a debate, its a fact. Next.

  • Julio N.
    12/30/2019 17:19

    I have to say this young lady is an American hero and she was correct went she say that the Dems are wrong trying to empeach the POTUS .have I say that she have her priorities wrong .the ppl elect her to serve them not to screw them .I still say she is better than any of the squad of moron in Congress today

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