Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is taking two weeks off from the presidential campaign to report for active duty.
The Daily Caller’s Henry Rodgers reports:
Democratic Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said Monday she will be taking two weeks leave from her presidential campaign to report for active duty, as she serves with the Hawaii Army National Guard.
Gabbard will be leaving for two weeks to do a joint training exercise mission in Indonesia, saying she is not worried about how it will affect her presidential campaign and that she is looking forward to serving her country, CBS News reported.
“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,” Gabbard said. In 2017, the Hawaii congresswoman also took two weeks off to report for duty.
“I love our country. I love being able to serve our country in so many ways including as a soldier,” Gabbard continued. “And so while some people are telling me, like gosh this is a terrible time to leave the campaign, can’t you find a way out of it? You know that’s not what this is about.”
Gabbard previously served in a combat zone in Iraq with a medical field unit from 2004 to 2005 and served in Kuwait from 2008 to 2009.