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

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandGOP lays debate trap for 2020 Democrats Gambling website offers bets ahead of Democrats' first debate New York doctor says marijuana should 'absolutely' be taken off controlled substance list 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 TrumpTrump campaign buys full page ads in Miami newspapers ahead of Dem debates Trump administration's 'forced diplomacy' with Iran isn't working Roy Moore trails Republican field in Alabama 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 BidenJoe BidenTrump says he'll watch Democratic debate while en route to Japan 'because I have to' The Hill's Morning Report - Democratic debates: Miami nice or spice? 5 things to watch in the Democratic debates MORE, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump says he'll watch Democratic debate while en route to Japan 'because I have to' The Hill's Morning Report - Democratic debates: Miami nice or spice? 5 things to watch in the Democratic debates MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump says he'll watch Democratic debate while en route to Japan 'because I have to' The Hill's Morning Report - Democratic debates: Miami nice or spice? 5 things to watch in the Democratic debates MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerTrump says he'll watch Democratic debate while en route to Japan 'because I have to' The Hill's Morning Report - Democratic debates: Miami nice or spice? 5 things to watch in the Democratic debates MORE (D-N.J.), Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisTrump says he'll watch Democratic debate while en route to Japan 'because I have to' The Hill's Morning Report - Democratic debates: Miami nice or spice? 5 things to watch in the Democratic debates 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.