By B.J. Reyes
Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu in Congress and, along with U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, one of the first female combat veterans in Congress, had a brief stint in “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” where she appeared with Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in a piece highlighting “rising stars” of their respective parties.
On the label of being a rising star, Gabbard said:
I’m just grateful. The overwhelming feeling that I feel today is grateful to the people of Hawaii for placing their trust and confidence in me. It’s a great responsibility and we have a lot of work to do and I will do my best to serve them and to be their voice and to work hard to move our country and to move Hawaii forward.