Moulton: Newborn daughter 'absolutely' a consideration in 2020 White House bid

Rep. Seth MoultonSeth Wilbur MoultonHouse lawmakers introduce bill to help those struggling with student debt Stanley McChrystal endorses Moulton for president 2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally MORE (D-Mass.) said Sunday that his newly born daughter is "absolutely" a consideration in deciding whether or not to pursue a 2020 presidential bid.

"It's a family decision. It's something that we have to commit to together. And we have a new baby.  She's not taking part in these discussions….Absolutely a consideration," Moulton said on CNN's "State of the Union."

"I knew I couldn't make a decision like this until I understood what it was like to be a father. And as much as I got advice from people about... what that would be like, we all know that it's different when it happens to you…. But, ultimately, Liz and I are going to are going to talk about this. We're going to decide in the next few weeks.” 

Moulton, who emerged a leader of the Democrats challenging Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiConservatives erupt in outrage against budget deal Grassley, Wyden reach deal to lower drug prices Why do Republicans keep trying to outspend Democrats in Congress? MORE's (D-Calif.) path to the Speakership last fall, has said for months that he is considering a 2020 run.

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The Marine Corps veteran, who is in his third term in Congress, traveled to New Hampshire earlier this year, triggering White House speculation.

If Moulton decides to run, he would join a crowded field of Democratic nominees including Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenPoll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 15 points, followed by Sanders and Warren Warren introduces bill to cancel student loan debt for millions Democrats, advocacy groups urge Pompeo to abolish new 'unalienable rights' commission MORE (D-Mass.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisPoll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 15 points, followed by Sanders and Warren Democrats, advocacy groups urge Pompeo to abolish new 'unalienable rights' commission Biden announces plan to counteract mass incarceration MORE (D-Calif.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersPoll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 15 points, followed by Sanders and Warren Warren introduces bill to cancel student loan debt for millions Democrats, advocacy groups urge Pompeo to abolish new 'unalienable rights' commission MORE (I-Vt.) and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeO'Rourke calls Trump event 'almost an impromptu Nuremberg rally' after 'send her back' chants Biden's lead narrows in early voting states: poll New CBS poll shows Biden with 7-point lead in New Hampshire MORE (D-Texas.)

On Sunday, Moulton said he does not want his daughter to grow up in the current political climate.

"I don't want her growing up in this country the way that it is, with a commander in chief that we fundamentally can't trust, where women are disrespected, where she doesn't have the same opportunities that a little boy growing up at the same time would have," he said.

"We have a lot of things to fix in this country.  And if I can be a small part of doing that, then that's a compelling reason.”