Hawaii 2nd District Federal Representative, 38 – After supporting Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primaries, she jumped into the arena.
Tulsi Gabbard was the first Hindu elected to Congress.
Veteran of the war in Iraq, she opposes military interventions. In January 2017, she met with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, a move that earned him criticism in his own party.
She has already worked with an organization opposed to gay marriage and made homophobic statements for which she apologized, assuring that her views had changed.