[size=36]After serving in Iraq .. US presidential candidate in military training[/size]
announced Democratic candidate for the US presidential elections, Tulsi Gabbard, she would suspend her campaign to participate in military exercises in Indonesia.
"I will stay away from the campaign for about two weeks and wear my uniform to join a joint exercise in Indonesia," Gabard, 38, a member of the National Guard, told CBS News.
"I love our country and I like to be able to serve it in many ways, including as a soldier," she said. The Gabbard member of Congress from Hawaii since 2013 and locked in the race to win the Democratic Party 's presidential election nomination in 2020.
"At the time that says some things like: This is not the time to leave the campaign, not Tsttiein find a way to avoid it? You know that the issue is not related to this Command. "
Gabard is the first Hindu congressman and the first American from Samoa, the youngest Democratic presidential candidate.
From the outset, she was considered an outsider and showed confidence during the debates, especially in the second round held at the end of July.
Critics in Detroit, Michigan, applauded the congressman for her strong stance in favor of "regime change" wars and instead pouring money into improving communities at home.
She served in Iraq from 2004 to 2005, Reuters reported.