“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 said in an interview that will air on Saturday.
“There is one main issue that is central to the rest, and that is the issue of war and peace.”
Gabbard supports an anti-interventionist foreign policy that has come under scrutiny for its apparent soft stance on rogue regimes.
In particular, she was criticized for meeting with Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad in 2017.