"The United States needs to stay out of Venezuela. Let the Venezuelan people determine their future. We don't want other countries to choose our leaders-- so we have to stop trying to choose theirs,” Gabbard said in a tweet Thursday.
According to a 2017 profile in The New Yorker, Tulsi Gabbard led a protest in 2004 against a bill to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples. That year she also spoke in the state House against a measure to combat anti-gay bullying in schools.
The congresswoman then endorsed Sanders for president, becoming one of the few members of Congress to do so. Gabbard remains popular with some liberals but will have serious competition with other candidates on the left flank of the party.