Tulsi Gabbard is a member of the United States House of Representatives from Hawaii. Gabbard is a member of the far left Congressional Progressive Caucus. Gabbard announced her candidacy for the Democratic party 2020 presidential election nomination in January 2019. Gabbard endorsed the authoritarian Green New Deal and Medicare for All bills and won the coveted David Duke endorsement. Gabbard has been criticized for homophobic remarks.On MSNBC's Morning Joe, Gabbard had this exchange with reporter Kasi Hunt:
Hunt: Do you think Assad is our enemy?
Gabbard: Assad is not the enemy of the United States because Syria does not pose a direct threat to the United States.
Hunt: What do you say to Democratic voters who watched you go over there, and what do you say to military members who have been deployed repeatedly in Syria pushing back against Assad?
Gabbard: People who have been deployed to Syria have been there focused on their mission, which has been to defeat ISIS. Our troops have not gone to Syria to wage yet another costly, destructive regime change war.