After becoming the 12th candidate to qualify for the upcoming October Democratic debate in Westerville, Ohio, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is scheduled to make a noon-time campaign stop at Farm Grounds in Nevada on Monday.
The presidential hopeful made the stage for the fourth Democratic debate by earning 2 percent support in four national or early-state polls released by an approved pollster since June 28, and met the debate’s minimum fundraising requirements of 130,000 unique donors.
The Nevada coffee shop, at 1026 Sixth St., has become a popular stop for Democrats on the campaign trail leading up to the Feb. 3, 2020, Iowa Caucuses.
With the announcement that House Democrats would initiate a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, Gabbard has distanced herself from a host of other Democratic presidential candidates who have voiced support for an impeachment of Trump.
In an interview with CNN on Wednesday, Gabbard said that an impeachment of Trump would be “terribly divisive,” and on Thursday said that the partial transcript of President Trump’s call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky released by the Trump administration doesn’t show a “compelling” case for impeachment.
The Hawaii representative instead has opted to focus on 2020, and in her interview with news media outlet Hill.TV said that instead of moving forward on impeachment, Democrats should wait until the 2020 elections and let the American people decide.
In her most recent visit to the county, Gabbard packed the house in her August campaign stop in Cafe Diem in Ames— urging a message of structural and systemic change, and unity in the nation.
This past week, the former combat veteran voiced concerns regarding President Trump’s plans to deploy U.S. troops and weapons to Saudi Arabia, citing that instability in the region and could lead to a major war with Iran.
Per the Pentagon’s announcement last Friday, the decision to send “defensive” troops and missiles to Saudi Arabia is in response to an alleged Iranian attack on an Saudi oil facility.