Rep. Moulton says he may run for president

Rep. Seth MoultonSeth Wilbur MoultonDem lawmaker: 'Trump's presidency is the real national emergency' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine - All eyes on Trump after lawmakers reach spending deal Overnight Defense: Acting Pentagon chief visits Afghanistan | US, Taliban peace talks intensify | Trump tweets in Persian to send message to Iran | Defense world pays tribute to Walter Jones MORE (D-Mass.), who emerged a leader of the Democrats challenging Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiWhy Omar’s views are dangerous Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration Overnight Defense: Graham clashed with Pentagon chief over Syria | Talk grows that Trump will fire Coats | Coast Guard officer accused of domestic terrorism plot MORE's path to the Speakership last fall, is considering a presidential bid, joining a steadily growing field of Democrats mulling whether to jump into an already crowded 2020 race.

“I’m thinking about running for president,” Moulton told BuzzFeed News. "I’m not definitely running, but I’m going to take a very hard look at it. A very serious look at it. Because I believe it’s time for a new generation of leadership, and we gotta send Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration MORE packing.”

Moulton, a Marine Corps veteran who is in his third term in Congress, emerged as one of the leaders of the effort to draft a challenger to then-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as Speaker following last November's midterm elections.

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Moulton ended up voting for Pelosi as Speaker after no challenger emerged, and after Pelosi agreed to limit her new Speakership to a maximum of four more years. 

The congressman came under some criticism from both sides of the Pelosi debate in the months following the midterm elections, but told BuzzFeed he doesn't regret how the Speaker race played out.

“We got a lot of things that wouldn’t have happened if we weren’t willing to stand up and say we’re not just going to rubber-stamp the establishment,” Moulton said. “So I think it was the right thing to do. I also think Speaker Pelosi is doing a great job right now."

Moulton stoked 2020 speculation when he traveled to New Hampshire earlier this month to speak at the Bedford Democratic Committee.

A host of Democrats have already entered the 2020 field, including Sens. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharSanders on Trump insult: Crazy that president 'is a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe and a fraud' Trump revives 'Crazy Bernie' nickname one day after Sanders enters race Betting against Bernie? Dems assess the risk MORE (Minn.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisKamala Harris criticized by Jamaican father over marijuana joke Harris adds key Clinton aide, women of color to 2020 campaign: report Coast Guard lieutenant arrested, accused of planning domestic terrorism MORE (Calif.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenCoast Guard lieutenant arrested, accused of planning domestic terrorism Hillicon Valley: Microsoft reveals new Russian hack attempts | Google failed to disclose hidden microphone | Booker makes late HQ2 bid | Conservative group targets Ocasio-Cortez over Amazon Trump campaign fundraising on Bernie Sanders's M haul MORE (Mass.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerCoast Guard lieutenant arrested, accused of planning domestic terrorism Hillicon Valley: Microsoft reveals new Russian hack attempts | Google failed to disclose hidden microphone | Booker makes late HQ2 bid | Conservative group targets Ocasio-Cortez over Amazon Jussie Smollett officially a suspect in alleged Chicago attack MORE (N.J.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandCongress needs to bring family and medical leave policies into the 21st century Trump campaign fundraising on Bernie Sanders's M haul Gillibrand tells Iowan ‘ranch girl’ that pizza is on her next time MORE (N.Y.).

Others, including former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenBiden tops declared 2020 Dems in New Hampshire poll O’Rourke not ruling out being vice presidential candidate Sanders on Trump insult: Crazy that president 'is a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe and a fraud' MORE, former Rep. Beto O'RourkeRobert (Beto) Francis O'RourkeThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump escalates fight with NY Times Sanders on Trump insult: Crazy that president 'is a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe and a fraud' Trump revives 'Crazy Bernie' nickname one day after Sanders enters race MORE (D-Texas) and Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersBernie Sanders to sign pledge affirming he will run as a Democrat Overnight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — Drug pricing fight centers on insulin | Florida governor working with Trump to import cheaper drugs | Dems blast proposed ObamaCare changes Hillicon Valley: Microsoft reveals new Russian hack attempts | Google failed to disclose hidden microphone | Booker makes late HQ2 bid | Conservative group targets Ocasio-Cortez over Amazon MORE (I-Vt.), are expected to make their decisions on potential campaigns in the coming weeks.