White House Hopeful Gabbard Pauses Campaign – for Army Drills in Indonesia

Posted on August 12, 2019 7:46 pm

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Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard will take a break from the race for the White House, she said in an interview aired Monday, to take part in military exercises in Indonesia.

“I’m stepping off of the campaign trail for a couple of weeks and putting on my army uniform to go on a joint training exercise mission in Indonesia,” the 38-year-old Hawaii National Guard member told CBS News.

“I love our country. I love being able to serve our country in so many ways including as a soldier,” added Gabbard, a Hawaii congresswoman since 2013, who is polling at around one percent