New Delhi (US):4/2:(odiannews):Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu in US Congress, officially launched her White House bid with an anti-war message, denouncing US interventions abroad and slamming “powerful politicians” in both parties for seeking new wars to wage.
Gabbard has struggled to keep together her bid, marked already by the exit of her campaign manager and parting of ways with a consulting firm. She had to apologise for her past anti-LGBTQ activities. On Saturday, the four-term Democratic Representative launched her campaign from her home state Hawaii’s best-known beach in Honolulu, Waikiki, Hawaii, which would give her a chance to reset her bid, which has excited Hindu Americans, most of whom are of Indian descent.
“When we raise our right hand and volunteer to serve, we set aside our own interests to serve our country, to fight for all Americans. We serve as one, indivisible, united, unbreakable, united by this bond of love for each other and love for our country,” said Gabbard, who served two tours of military duty in Iraq and is a major in the national guard. “It is in this spirit that today I announce my candidacy for president of the United States of America.”