American-Samoa born Tulsi Gabbard, 37 is considering running for the U.S Presidency in 2020 according to sources close to her.
The hint was also dropped at a conference recently in Los Angeles where Gabbard was introduced as possibly the ‘Next president of the United States’. The brief statement was marked by a standing ovation.
Gabbard addressed the gathering, however neither confirmed or denied that she is running for president in 2020.
The popular Democratic Congresswoman has just won another term winning the 2nd Congressional District seat of Hawaii beating republican Brian Evans by a landslide. She has represented this district since 2013.
Born in Leloaloa American Samoa in 1981 to a Samoan father and European-American mother, Gabbard has been dubbed the rising star of the Democratic party.
She is the first person of Samoan heritage and one of the first female combat veterans to serve as a member of the U.S Congress.
Backed by fellow Democrat Bernie Sanders, many believe Gabbard articulates his stance on Foreign Policy a lot better than he does.
It is this endorsement that saw Gabbard meet face to face with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad early last year which caused controversy from other fellow lawmakers.
Another fellow Samoan, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was also rumoured to run for Presidency at the next election.
He opened up to Rolling Stone earlier this year about the rumours.
“People are very excited, and it’s so flattering that they’re excited,” he said.
“I think it’s also a function of being very unsatisfied with our current president. But this is a skill set that requires years and years of experience. On a local level, on a state level and then on a national level.”