Tulsi in the News
Tulsi Gabbard talks about growing up a shy girl, running for office, serving in an Iraq combat zone, and her mission to serve Hawaii.
Fun fact At 21, Gabbard was the youngest person elected to Hawaii's state legislature.
Should the U.S. intervene in Iraq?
Added on June 15, 2014
Iraq war vets and Representatives Gabbard (D-HI) and Kinzinger (R-IL) debate the pros and cons of intervention in Iraq.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, comments on the situation in Iraq saying the Iraqi troops need to “own this and own their future.” She also says that it’s not realistic for the U.S. to attempt to be the “world’s police” and that the government needs to concentrate on the imminent threats to this country instead.
(CNN) - It is "painful" and "heartbreaking" to see Iraq unravel, say Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, and Adam Kinzinger, R-Illinois, both of whom served in the Iraq War.
Gabbard served in the medical unit during her 2005 deployment, and says she saw daily the "harsh costs of war."
"I thought after the surge, we were there," says Kinzinger. "This is very sad."