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

Rep. Seth MoultonSeth Wilbur MoultonKhanna breaks with Sanders on voting rights for Boston Marathon bomber: 'I wouldn't go that far' Moulton disagrees with Sanders proposal to let inmates vote 2020 Dems rebuke Trump on Iran, say they'd put US back in nuclear deal 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 Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiTrevor Noah on lack of Pelosi nickname from Trump: 'There is a reverence for her' Trump says he would challenge impeachment in Supreme Court The Hill's Morning Report - Will Joe Biden's unifying strategy work? MORE's (D-Calif.) path to the Speakership last fall, has said for months that he is considering a 2020 run.


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 WarrenDemocrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda Minorities, older adults push Biden to top of 2020 poll The difference between good and bad tax reform MORE (D-Mass.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisDemocrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda The Hill's Morning Report - Will Joe Biden's unifying strategy work? K Street support to test Buttigieg MORE (D-Calif.) and Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDemocrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda Buttigieg says he doubts Sanders can win general election Meghan McCain: Bernie Sanders supporting prisoners being able to vote 'bats**t insane' MORE (I-Vt.) and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeRobert (Beto) Francis O'RourkeOvernight Defense: 2020 Dems rebuke Trump on Iran deal | Trump appeals ruling on male-only draft | Kudlow claims Iran sanctions won't hike oil prices Castro wants to follow Obama's lead on balancing presidency with fatherhood Poll: Buttigieg tops Harris, O'Rourke as momentum builds 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.”