A formal announcement of her candidacy will follow in the coming weeks, Gabbard said in comments released by CNN on Friday evening.
Gabbard's declaration follows a December 12 appearance on MSNBC's "Hardball" in which she said she was "seriously considering" a presidential run.
Gabbard, 37, said "the issue of war and peace" would be the main focus of her campaign.
"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 told Jones, listing issues such as health care, criminal justice reform and climate change.
While The Intercept's analysis of Gabbard's financial records showed several donors tied to "Sangh Parivar-a network of religious, political, paramilitary, and student groups that subscribe to the Hindu supremacist, exclusionary ideology known as Hindutva", Shankar reports that "Gabbard has begun to distance herself from the Sangh affiliates-at least publicly", noting speculation that the congresswoman, a member of the House committees on Foreign Affairs and Armed Services and co-chair of the India Caucus, meant to run for president.
The 37-year-old Iraq War veteran is the first Hindu elected to Congress and the first member of Congress born in the United States territory of American Samoa. "Will you join me?" she asked on Twitter.
Gabbard is so far left that she lost the support of a Hawaii teacher's union over her handling of Syria. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., becoming a sought-after surrogate in the primaries.
Her willingness to challenge American interventions in countries like Iraq and Libya has cultivated her anti-war image. "I walked out thinking that there may be some opportunity to work with this Administration to shift our foreign policy in a more positive, less destructive direction", she said, and then paused.
According to CNN, Senator Sanders's 2016 deputy campaign manager Rania Batrice will be Ms Gabbard's campaign manager.
The 2020 presidential primary cycle is scheduled to kick off from the Iowa Caucuses on February 3, 2020, followed by the New Hampshire Primary on February 11, Nevada caucus of February 15 and SC on February 22.
Former US vice president Joe Biden has also expressed his interest in the 2020 bid.
A dozen other aspirants have expressed interest in running - among them, former NY mayor Michael Bloomberg, former vice-president Joe Biden, Congressman Beto O'Rourke and Eric Swalwell, Senators Cory Booker, Sherrod Brown, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Bob Casey, and governors Steve Bullock and Terry McAuliffe.
China also restarted purchases of American soybeans last month, providing relief for a crop hit by Chinese retaliatory tariffs. China is facing the daunting task of presenting a credible plan to meet Trump's demands to cut down the trade deficit.
Others advised Cook to stop pointing the finger at China, and instead fix the flaws in Apple services and work on new products. Apple shares skidded 7.7 percent in after-hours trade, dragging the company's market value below $700 billion.
Prosecutors opposed the motion, calling on the judge to deny it, according to court documents obtained by the paper. The 59-year-old Oscar-winning actor is accused of groping the 18-year-old man in a Nantucket restaurant in 2016.
But the "Work Out" rapper shared the interview in full on Twitter , which provided context for his controversial comments. Kelly , but should be viewed as a statement of her strength and not having been defeated", said the statement continues.
The match will be the first time the two 37-year-olds, who have with 43 Grand Slam singles titles between them, face each other. As Tennis .com notes, Williams said: "You know, I've been training in the off-season to be ready for Roger".
On the same day Mayorga says she was raped, she went to the police to report it and had a rape kit done. Las Vegas police have discovered DNA other than that of the alleged victim on the item of clothing.
For India, these developments may appear discouraging, but a more pragmatic view is necessary to deal with all possible outcomes. This partnership is built on the "specific needs and requirements worked out with the Government of Afghanistan", sources said.
Chang'e-4 mission has four scientific payloads developed by scientists from the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Saudi Arabia. Last night, China achieved a first by successfully soft-landing a spacecraft in a crater on the far side of the Moon .
Stranger Things 3 will premiere on July 4, 2019, only on Netflix , promising some huge fireworks for the summer time holiday. We already know the names of the eight episodes in the forthcoming third series , which were revealed in early December.
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