She remains popular with progressives but has become a target for criticism and is routinely denied the kind of media exposure given to candidates such as Senators Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren.
Gabbard has consistently opposed USA intervention in Syria, going as far as to secretly meet with Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad, in January 2017, sparking fierce criticism from some in her own party. The rally for Gabbard, one of Bernie Sanders' key surrogates in Congress in 2016, is being held one day after Sen.
Politicoreported this week that her campaign manager Rania Batrice was set to depart in the coming days after weeks of disarray.
So the story goes: Russian propagandists may or may not have launched a campaign to support Gabbard, who may or may not be a Kremlin asset, but you can't believe that claim because it was made by an American company who lied about shady Russian tactics ... but you can't believe that assessment, because it's been pushed by a journalist compromised by Russia.
Democratic nominating contests begin in February 2020.
The ex-KKK Grand Wizard previously endorsed Donald trump during his 2016 presidential campaign. She comes from a multicultural, multi-religious family and, as a practicing Hindu, was the first Hindu elected to Congress.
Gabbard met with Assad in Syria two years ago, saying at the time she "felt that it's important that if we profess to truly care about the Syrian people, about their suffering, then we've got to be able to meet with anyone that we need to if there is a possibility that we can achieve peace".
The report added, "Since Gabbard announced her intention to run on January 11, there have been at least 20 Gabbard stories on three major Moscow-based English-language websites affiliated with or supportive of the Russian government". She encouraged Trump and congressional Republicans to pull US military forces out of Syria. She has since apologized for her former negative stance against the LGBT community.
Abortion case shows Roberts firmly at Supreme Court’s center
The Fifth Circuit's decision to allow the Louisiana law to take effect, is, as my colleague Imani Gandy explains here , bonkers. But those challenging it filed an emergency brief in the Supreme Court asking for it to block the law as they sought an appeal.
Baby left on Ohio train as father steps out to smoke
According to a police statement, the father was accused of acting "menacing" towards the train operator after the fact. The incident took place on a Rapid Transit train as it departed Windermere Station in Cleveland, Ohio , last month.
Sentence for McArthur means he'll never see daylight
Shelly Kinsman, right, leaves the Toronto Courthouse after the sentencing. "I'm not happy with it, not happy at all with it". Many in the LGBTQ community say it's a slap in the face, a failure to send a clear signal that their lives matter.
North Korean Flag at Heart of New Loyalty Campaign
Both Koreas have endorsed an end-of-war declaration as a trust-building measure that could move nuclear diplomacy forward. DPRK is the acronym of North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Venezuela's humanitarian aid standoff
It's possible the Venezuelan government fears aid crossing the border could be used as cover for an invasion to depose Maduro . The bridge is at the same site where officials plan to store humanitarian aid that Guaido is vowing to deliver to Venezuela.