I too like Tusli Gabbard...She is strong, sensible, works for bi-partisanship, served in military and has experience/kmowledge in foreign policy
Some admitted cherry picking:
1)Gabbard has served, since 2003, in the Army National Guard, in which capacity she completed a tour of duty in Iraq.
2)Trey Gowdy, the South Carolina Republican, is one of her closest friends in Congress. He first spied her on the House floor, sitting on the
Republican side of the aisle.
3) fervent bipartisan tendencies—known, roughly equally, for her concern for the treatment of veterans and her opposition to U.S. intervention
4)Gabbard does not consider herself to be especially loyal to any leader or faction. “No one from the D-triple-C”—the Democratic Congressional
Campaign Committee—“came and recruited me to run for Congress,”
5)Not long after she was sworn in, she joined with Republicans to vote for a short-term spending bill that most of her Democratic colleagues opposed.
6)2015 she went on Fox News and accused the Obama Administration of not recognizing that “Islamic extremists are our enemy.”
7)she called for additional Democratic debates, a position that seemed to put her at odds with the Hillary Clinton campaign and, not coincidentally,
with Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the D.N.C. chair.
8)Gabbard gave an interview in which she intimated that she and Assad—who is known to viciously punish dissent—had negotiated an agreement to
bring democracy to Syria. “I challenged him, and talked to him about having fair and open elections, objective international observers, and making
it so that the Syrian people can determine the future of Syria for themselves,” she told a reporter. “And these are things that he agreed
9)she is still trying to build support for her signature piece of legislation, the Stop Arming Terrorists Act, which would prohibit federal funding
for “Al Qaeda, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, and ISIL, or any individual or group that is affiliated with, associated with, cooperating with, or adherents
to such groups.” Its main aim, as Gabbard describes it, is to force the C.I.A. to stop aiding militants in Syria.
10)2003, she did something surprising: she joined the National Guard, and, when her brigade was shipped to Iraq, she volunteered to go, even though
her name was not on the mandatory-deployment roster. She served as a medical-operations specialist on a base in the Sunni Triangle, and also as a
military police officer, before attending officer-candidate school in Alabama, where she excelled; a second deployment took her to Kuwait. She often
cites her time in the Middle East when asked to explain her political reinvention
11)Gabbard’s most pronounced political tendency—her instinct toward bipartisanship
12)Gowdy, the South Carolina Republican, likes to tell Gabbard that she is “the most Christlike member of Congress,”
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