The new members of the 113th Congress were sworn in yesterday and for the first time, the House Democratic caucus is dominated by women and racial minorities.
Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is among one of the newly elected Representatives, and she made history by becoming the first Hindu-American to enter the House. Gabbard will also be one of two female combat vets elected to Congress.
The freshman Congresswoman stops by Starting Point this morning to the historical significance of her election and to explain her desire to bring her "aloha" spirit to Congress.
"What aloha really means is having respect for other people regardless of what our differences may be and really finding the common ground that we have," Gabbard explains.
Regarding her faith, Gabbard says, "We’ve been sent here to be servant leaders and that’s the inspiration I get from my Hindu practice and what will help keep me focused on the task at hand."
Tulsi Gabbard is one to watch. I have a feeling we are going to be hearing a lot more about her. Very very impressive.
I have to be the first to say it... She is HOT!
Congratulation Congress woman. Wish you all the best. We are proud of you.
God Bless you congresswoman and good luck as I have many Hindu friends from India and Trinidad.It is to bad you chose to be a democrat.
Terrific. Now I suppose Congress will go through a phase of adopting whatever the Hindu philosophy concerning women is and Americans will jump on the bandwagon too. Americans like good old fashioned Protestant white men to rule in Congress and the White House. Can't wait for Fox News to blurt out the first "terrible" thing they find out about the new Congresswoman who is Hindu.
And unlike a couple of Republican governers I could mention, she didn't have to abandon her religion to get elected.
Congratulations, Tulsi !!! You made us all very proud. Good Luck.
Congratulations to Tulsa Gabbard,
Being first Hindu and 2nd combat vets. Do most unselfish job for all and make proud all Americans May god give you all strength to all congress representatives..
Welcome Congresswoman Gabbard. Hope your Hindu faith guides you in proper direction
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