Gillibrand will give 2020 bid 'long, hard thought of consideration'

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandSome of us Midwesterners think maybe Amy Klobuchar would do OK as president Banking panel showcases 2020 Dems Dems wonder if Sherrod Brown could be their magic man MORE (D-N.Y.), who won reelection Tuesday, said she would consider running for president in 2020 after months of speculation about whether she would throw her hat into what is expected to be a very crowded ring. 

“I believe it is a moral question for me, and I believe in right versus wrong and until this election I actually thought that wrong was winning, and as I’ve traveled across my state, across the country for all these candidates, I’ve seen the hatred and the division that President TrumpDonald John TrumpBroward County official Brenda Snipes submits resignation after criticism Retired lieutenant general tears into Trump over attacks against Navy SEAL: 'Disgusting' Senate barrels toward showdown over Trump's court picks MORE has put out into our country and it has called me to fight as hard as I possibly can to restore the moral compass of this country,” she said on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

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“And so I believe right now that every one of us should figure out how we can do whatever we can with our time, with our talents to restore that moral decency, that moral compass and that truth of who we are as Americans, so I will promise you I will give it a long, hard thought of consideration,” she added. 

Gillibrand vowed to serve her full Senate term during her reelection campaign.

Should she run, Gillibrand is likely to join a crowded field of candidates who will likely seek to prove their anti-Trump bona fides. However, unlike other possible candidates who have visited multiple crucial states for a presidential run, Gillibrand has only made one trip to New Hampshire. 

Gillibrand could possibly end up facing off against a field that includes high-profile names such as former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenDems wonder if Sherrod Brown could be their magic man Biden family adopts a dog Entrepreneur touts big solutions, endorsements in discussing presidential bid MORE, Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDems wonder if Sherrod Brown could be their magic man My fellow Democrats should watch their language: Economic equality is not a rational societal goal As Democrats gear up to challenge Trump in 2020, the key political divide will be metropolitan versus rural MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSenate barrels toward showdown over Trump's court picks Sherrod Brown says he has 'no real timetable' for deciding on 2020 presidential run Banking panel showcases 2020 Dems MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSome of us Midwesterners think maybe Amy Klobuchar would do OK as president Banking panel showcases 2020 Dems Dems wonder if Sherrod Brown could be their magic man MORE (D-N.J.), Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSome of us Midwesterners think maybe Amy Klobuchar would do OK as president Banking panel showcases 2020 Dems Gorka: John F. Kennedy wouldn't be allowed in Democratic Party MORE (D-Calif.), Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), and more.

President Trump has scoffed at the Democrats’ potential field, expressing confidence on the 2018 campaign trail in his chances for reelection in 2020. 

“They got some real beauties going,” Trump said at a rally last month in Tennessee.