Denouncing US interventions overseas and criticizing powerful leaders in both parties for seeking new wars to wage, the first Hindu in US Congress, Tulsi Gabbard, with an anti-war message, has officially launched her White House bid.
Struggling to keep together her bid, Tulsi’s campaign manager Rania Batrice and consulting firm Revolution Messaging have already marked their exit.
The four-term Democratic Representative on Saturday launched her campaign from her home state Hawaii, which has excited the Hindu-Americans.
In addition, it would give Tulsi a chance to rest her bid.
A major in Hawaii Army National Guard, Gabbard said, “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.”
“It is in this spirit that today I announce my candidacy for president of the United States of America,” added Gabbard.
Tulsi, who served two tours of military duty in Iraq, said, “We must stand against powerful politicians from both parties who sit in ivory towers thinking up new wars to wage & new places for people to die.”
“Wasting trillions of dollars, hundreds of thousands of lives, undermining our economy and security, and destroying our middle class…these powerful politicians dishonor the sacrifices made by every one of our service members, and their families – they are the ones who pay the price for these wars,” she added further.