With her military background, Gabbard understands that American troops have been abused and misused to serve the agendas of soft-handed establishment politicians for whom the realities of war are little more than an abstraction.
With all that's been going on in the White House over the past couple of years, the 2020 election campaign is set to be one of the most historic presidential campaigns ever.
"Join me in putting this spirit of service above self at the forefront and stand up against the forces of greed and corruption", she said.
Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard on Wednesday declined to identify Syrian President Bashar Assad as an adversary of the USA, doubling down on a 2017 meeting she had with the strongman whose military is engaged in a civil war with US -backed rebels.
Now in her fourth term in Congress, Gabbard says she brings with her a broad range of real world experience, a storehouse of personal strength, and tested leadership.
According to NBC, Gabbard is already a "favorite" of Moscow, with Russian state-owned news sites publishing stories like "Heroic Tulsi Gabbard Will Run on Her Sensible Foreign Policy".
Tulsi Gabbard kicks off presidential campaign at Honolulu rally
During Wednesday's "Morning Joe" on MSNBC, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) lashed out at NBC News for running a report saying the same Russian Federation propaganda machine that tried to hack the 2016 presidential election is backing Gabbard's 2020 run. The news first came to light last month.
Democratic nominating contests begin in February 2020. She comes from a multicultural, multi-religious family and, as a practicing Hindu, was the first Hindu elected to Congress.
The ex-KKK Grand Wizard previously endorsed Donald trump during his 2016 presidential campaign.
"Later Wednesday, Gabbard tweeted that "warmongers" were wrong to label her as a "'cozy' with evil regimes".
"She's accused the USA of pushing a policy of "regime change" wars and in January 2017, she met with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in Syria on what she called a 'fact-finding mission'".
U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) speaks after being awarded a Frontier Award during a ceremony at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts November 25, 2013.