“There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision. There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I’m concerned about and that I want to help solve,” Gabbard said in an interview set to air Saturday on the network’s The Van Jones Show.
“There is one main issue that is central to the rest, and that is the issue of war and peace. I look forward to being able to get into this and to talk about it in depth when we make our announcement,” which will come within the next week, Gabbard said.
Foreign policy is an issue where Gabbard has staked out somewhat controversial positions. She’s opposed to military intervention, and drew criticism in 2017 for meeting during a secret trip with Syrian President Bashar Assad whose oppressive regime has allegedly used chemical weapons on its own people.
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) January 12, 2019