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Democrat Gabbard says she will run for U.S. president in 2020

Saturday 12/January/2019 - 05:52 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by Ahmad El-Assasy

 Democratic U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii said in remarks aired by CNN on Friday that she will run for president in 2020, becoming the latest member of her party to pursue a challenge to Republican President Donald Trump, according to “Reuters”.

 

“I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week,” Gabbard, a liberal 37-year-old Iraq War veteran as well as the first Hindu and first Samoan-American elected to the U.S. Congress, told CNN.

 

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts on Dec. 31 announced she had formed an exploratory committee for a White House run in what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary field before the November 2020 presidential election.

 

Gabbard said “the issue of war and peace” would be the main focus of her campaign.

 

Her office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

 

The Democratic presidential field could eventually include Senators Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as former Vice President Joe Biden. Julian Castro, former President Barack Obama’s housing secretary, also formed an exploratory committee in December.

 

In the race to pick a candidate to run against Trump, Democrats will grapple with the tension between the party’s establishment and liberal wings that flared during the 2016 state-by-state nominating contests between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent who ran under the Democratic banner.

 The interior Ministry announces that six terrorists were killed in a clash with the police in a dawn raid on a hideout in Upper Egypt on Saturday.

The ministry added “the terrorist were killed in a shootout as the forces attempted to raid their hideout in a gorge in one of the mountainous areas along the western Assiut-Sohag desert road.

They were found in possession of ammunition، weapons، and an improvised explosive device.

The raid came following combing operations by the ministry’s national security bureau and others in remote areas of Upper Egypt.

The ministry said that the raid is a “a continuation of the ministry's efforts in confronting terrorist organisations which aim to undermine peace and security and chasing elements which aim to execute hostile operations in the country.”

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