Rep. Gabbard Officially Announces Run for President

January 13, 2019, 9:13 AM HST
* Updated January 16, 11:45 AM
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U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, officially announced her decision to run for president of the United States on the Van Jones Show on CNN.

Jones asked, “There are some common sense ideas like this, technology, innovation, but it’s hard to get them done with the existing arrangement. Are you gonna run for president of the United States and do something about it?”

To cheers from the studio audience, “I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week,” Rep. Gabbard said.

“There are many reasons for me to make this decision,” Rep. Gabbard said. “There are a lot of challenges the American people are facing, that I’m concerned about and I want to help solve. Issues related to making sure people who are sick get access to the healthcare they need, making sure that people who are stuck in our broken criminal justice system and the families that are torn apart are being helped, are being served—making sure we’re taking action to protect our planet for us and for the future. There’s a whole host of issues that I’m looking forward to addressing. But there’s one main issue that is central to the rest, and that is the issue of war and peace. I look forward to talking about this issue in depth when we make our formal announcement.”

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