Tulsi Gabbard is a Democrat who has been the Representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district since 2013. Tulsi is an Iraq War veteran and was born in American Samoa; she is the first Hindu member of the US Congress. Tulsi previously served in the Hawaii House of Representatives from 2002 to 2004, becoming at age 21 the youngest woman to be elected to a state legislature at the time.
Will Bernie Sanders return the favor in 2020?
She endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for president in 2016 and had to resign her post with with the DNC in order to make that endorsement. That alone makes her a bit of a maverick in the Democratic party. And Tulsi Gabbard is being suggested as a potential candidate to run for president of the United States in 2020. There are people that want Tulsi to run. Certainly website Medium is sold on her as POTUS.
Tulsi Gabbard is a democrat and generally follows the dogma of that party EXCEPT, after visiting Syria, and speaking to their leader Bashir Assad, she now seems convinced that he did not drop poison bombs on his own people. This stance has set her at odds with members of both parties.
This leaves Tulsi with a mixed image, the Washington Post says “Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: The Democrat that Republicans love and the DNC can’t control”.
Tammy Duckworth wrote the forward to ‘Band of Sisters : American Women at War in Iraq”. Band of Sisters tells the stories of Iraqi War veteran women. Tammy has quite a compelling story of her own. She was a US Army helicopter pilot and sustained injuries in 2004, when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter she was co-piloting was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade fired by Iraqi insurgents, and she was the first female double amputee that had served in the Iraq War.
Tammy Duckworth with Elizabeth Warren
Tammy Duckworth is currently representing Illinois in the US Senate. She was the first disabled woman to be elected to Congress. Could Tammy Duckworth run for president in 2020? Gronda Morin seems convinced so does The Economic Times but let the voters decide.
Amy McGrath was the first woman F-18 pilot in the USMC and she is running for congress in 2018 and is running for Kentucky's 6th congressional district.Amy has a powerful video about how she was told when she was young that she could not be a fighter pilot.
After the events in Charlottesville Virginia and Trump’s poor response to those events, Amy called Trump out. Find out more about her campaign here!
Here we root for veterans to run for office, perhaps they would be more cautious about war. We wish Amy success!
Mikie Sherill is a former US Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor. She is also running for congress in 2018 in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District. Learn more about her campaign.
M J Hegar
Mary Jennings Hegar is another veteran that wants to be the representative from Texas' 31st congressional district.
Friends call her MJ. She is A Purple Heart recipient that took aim at military inequality by writing 'Shoot Like A Girl’, More about her campaign here.
Chelsea Manning is a former US Army private convicted of giving sensitive government records to Wikileaks, and has filed to run for the senate in Maryland, which is announced here. Some deem Manning to be a hero and some consider Manning to be a traitor. Manning’s prison sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama.
President Donald J.Trump certainly called Manning an “Ungrateful TRAITOR”.
Never the less we wish all these women veterans success in 2018 and 2020! 2017 is widely considered The Year of the Woman; Will 2018 be a year of political victories for women veterans? Here at the Strangest Adventures we will be rooting for change in 2018!