Tulsi Gabbard said she will formally announce her application within the week. (AP: Marco Garcia, File)
The democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has announced that he will run for the president of the United States in 2020, promising to center his campaign on the question of "war"
- Ms Gabbard says she will formally announce her candidature by next week
- The war veteran in Iraq has promised to center his campaign on the question of "war and peace"  She has courted controversy for her anti-interventionist foreign policy positions
In an interview with CNN, Ms Gabbard said she would formally announce her candidacy within the following week.
The 37-year-old war veteran in Iraq is the first Hindu-elect in Congress and the first Congressman born in the American territory of American Samoa.
He visited the primitive states and caucus of New Hampshire and Iowa in recent months and wrote a memoir that should be published in May.
"There are many challenges facing the American people that I'm worried about and wanting to help solve," Ms. Gabbard told CNN, listing access to health care, reform of the criminal justice and climate change as key issues of the platform.
"There is a main question that is central to the rest, and this is the question of war and peace.
" I can not wait to be able to get into this and to talk about
Mrs Gabbard is joining what should be a crowded democratic camp.
Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who announced her plans to challenge Donald Trump for the presidency last month, is moving rapidly with travel through the first primary states.
California Senator Kamala Harris, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders are all evaluating their presidential offerings and should announce decisions in the coming weeks.
Obama Administrator Julian Castro intends to announce his run for president this weekend.
The former mayor of San Antonio, Texas, Julian Castro, is expected to announce his run this weekend. (Reuters: Jessica Rinaldi)
Meeting with Assad and breaking the DNC
Mrs Gabbard's race would not have been without controversy.
In 2016, he alarmed his fellow Democrats when he met Donald Trump during his passage to the president and later when he made a secret trip to Syria and met President Bashar al-Assad, who was charged with crimes of war and genocide.
Tulsi Gabbard walks with Reverend Ibrahim Nseir through the ruins that once was his church in Syria, in 2017. (Twitter: @TulsiPress)
He wondered if Assad was responsible for a chemical attack on civilians who killed dozens and led the United States attack a Syrian air base
He said he does not regret the journey and considers it important to meet the opponents if "you are serious about pursuing peace".
He also noted that the 2003 invasion of Iraq was based on faulty intelligence and said he wanted to understand the evidence of the problem. attack on Syria.
Ms Gabbard was one of the most important legislators to support Sanders on Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries.
His support came dramatically, with his resignation as Vice President of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to express his support
Asked last year if he would still consider running if Senator Sanders runs, Mrs. Gabbard said. Senator Sanders is a friend and did not know what his plans were.
"I'm thinking about how I can be at my best and I'll make my decision based on that," he said.
According to CNN, Senator Sanders' deputy campaign manager in 2016, Rania Batrice, will be responsible for Mrs Gabbard's campaign.
Tulsi Gabbard, who served in Iraq for 12 months, continues to serve as a major in the Hawaii Army National Guard. (Reuters: Hugh Gentry)