"I'm thinking through how I can best be of service and I'll make my decision based on that", she said. "There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I'm concerned about and that I want to help solve", Gabbard added.
Gabbard said "the issue of war and peace" would be the main focus of her campaign.
The US senator Elizabeth Warren, of MA, on 31 December announced she had formed an exploratory committee for a presidential run in what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary field before the November 2020 presidential election. She also was one of the first female combat veterans elected to Congress ― deployed to Iraq from 2004 to 2005, and to Kuwait from 2008 to 2009 as a member of the Hawaii Army National Guard. She opposed the Obama administration's interventions in Syria as being "against America's national security, worldwide credibility, economic interest, and moral center" and has called for putting an end to the Afghanistan war "as soon as possible".
Gabbard's aide Rania Batrice will manage her presidential campaign.
Notable political stances: Gabbard has drawn some skepticism from Democrats due to her foreign policy positions and her previous stance on same sex unions. Elizabeth Warren announced on New Year's Eve that she was forming an exploratory committee for a presidential run.
Gabbard sits on the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs committees and is now a Major in the Army National Guard. In January, she met with Assad without informing leaders in her party, and she dismissed his opposition ― including rebels backed by the United States ― as "terrorists".
Gabbard dropped the news during an interview with CNN's Van Jones.
An article in The Intercept last week led to a debate after it described Gabbard as "a polarising figure" whose "progressive domestic politics are at odds with her support for authoritarians overseas, including [Prime Minister Narendra] Modi, [Egyptian President Abdel Fattah] Sisi, and Syria's Bashar al-Assad". She quickly established herself as a voice for her party's left on domestic issues and a critic of foreign military intervention.