WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Tulsi Gabbard, 2020 Presidential candidate and Congresswoman, released an op-ed entitled Religious Bigotry is Un-American, published by Religion News Service.
Tulsi writes: "Our country was established on the basis of freedom of religion, and the Constitution states there would never be any religious test for any public office. It is a freedom enshrined in our Constitution, and that every member of Congress takes an oath to protect — a freedom that many heroes have given their lives to defend. Nothing is more important to our democracy than this freedom.
"Those who are trying to foment anti-Hindu sentiment expose the dark underbelly of religious bigotry in politics and must be called out. To advocate voting for or against someone based on their religion, race, or gender is simply un-American."
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About Rep. Tulsi Gabbard:
Tulsi Gabbard is a Democrat who was first elected to Congress in 2012 to serve the people of Hawaii. She is currently a member of the Committees on Foreign Affairs and Armed Services. She deployed twice to the Middle East and was one of the first female combat veterans ever elected to Congress. She continues to serve as a Major in the Army National Guard.
Tulsi Gabbard was Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2013 until she resigned in 2016 to support Bernie Sanders in his bid for President. Tulsi Gabbard announced her intention to run for President of the United States on January 11th, 2019. She does not accept campaign contributions from corporations, lobbyists or political action committees.
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