The presidential candidate and US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is in the Bitcoin news today. While on her mission to become president of the United States in 2020, Gabbard showed her interest in cryptocurrencies. In fact, several federal filings proved that Gabbard bought cryptocurrencies at the height of the bull market (in December 2017). She confirmed this in an interview on January 12th, stating:
“There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people…that I want to help solve.”
Gabbard also added that her main concern is to make sure that the US does not continue to intervene in ongoing conflicts in the Middle East. Aside from this, her other priorities include climate change, healthcare and criminal justice reform. According to some reports, Gabbard bought $1,001 to $15,000 of Ethereum and Litecoin in the bull market, when the Bitcoin price soared to a record high of $19,500. It is unclear how much crypto the presidential candidate currently holds though. However, this is still positive news for the crypto market in the United States. According to analysts, a presidential candidate with a strong will for crypto is a good sign to wider adoption. Gabbard is not the only one with such interest, however. The congressmen Darren Soto (Democrat-Florida) and Ted Budd (Republican-North Carolina) in December last year also said that the country must “nurture the profound potential of crypto” in order to stimulate the economy.