Representative and progressive war veteran Tulsi Gabbard will make an official announcement in a week. Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, and Michael Shure, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.
"Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said Friday she will run for president in 2020.
'I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week,' the Hawaii Democrat told CNN's Van Jones during an interview slated to air at 7 p.m. Saturday on CNN's 'The Van Jones Show.'
Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran, currently serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. She is the first American Samoan and the first Hindu member of Congress.
'There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision. There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I'm concerned about and that I want to help solve,' she said, listing health care access, criminal justice reform and climate change as key platform issues."