A democracy defending Bashar and al-Sisi is running for president
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Tulsi Gabard said she would run for president in 2020 and said the main focus of her campaign would be "the cause of war and peace."
"I decided to run and I will issue an official statement in the coming weeks," said Gabard, who took part in the Iraq war in remarks broadcast by CNN on Friday.
The 37-year-old young woman is "the favorite democracy of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad," the Daily Post reported in a report on the occasion, referring to her meeting with Assad in 2017.
The website said that Gabard is one of the most critical critics of regime change, especially in Syria. She believes the US government should instead cooperate with dictators and their sponsors in the region to fight terrorism more effectively.
The DailyPest report noted that the political orientation of this ambitious MP is not entirely consistent with either the Democratic and Republican parties' tendencies, and that they sometimes tend to the far right.
In this context, the site pointed out that Gabard met with the "dictators" Syrian and Egyptian, Bashar al-Assad and Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, and that she was criticized for the meetings. The website said that she met Assad when she made a trip to Damascus funded by a political organization of the extreme right wing.
In 2015, Gabbard was a keynote speaker at a summit of Christians for Israel in Washington DC.
That same year, Gabbard followed the example of Republicans to vote for the "tight scrutiny" law that the Obama administration has said effectively prevents the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the United States.
In addition, the DailyPest reported that the woman from Hawaii was the first Democrat to meet Donald Trump after winning the 2016 presidential election, when she was said to be a candidate for a position in his administration but was eventually offered no office, His policies were subsequently criticized on various occasions.
Despite her sometimes-right-leaning tendencies, Gabard supported Sen. Bernie Sanders, known for his leftist tendencies, in his bid to win the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.
Gabbard is a US National Guard pilot and has spent a period of military service in Iraq in 2005.