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This Dem Backed Down from Challenging Pelosi. Now He May Run for President.

After months of talking about how the House needed to replace Pelosi for “a new generation of leadership,” this Democrat folded like a cheap tent. Now he’s saying the same thing about the White House.

By NTK Staff | 02.11.2019 @10:36am
This Dem Backed Down from Challenging Pelosi. Now He May Run for President.

“It’s time for a new generation of leaders in Washington, not just in the Republican Party but in our party, in the Democratic Party, as well.”

That was Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) in October talking to CNN’s John Berman. By November, Moulton had signed a letter, along with 15 other Democrats, thanking then-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for her service but arguing that it was time for someone else to lead House Democrats.

By mid-December, Moulton was already beginning to cave, indicating he would support a four-year transition out of power for Pelosi. The final betrayal took place on Jan. 3, when Moulton cast his vote for Pelosi for speaker.

As it turned out, Washington didn’t need a new generation of leadership after all. Or does it?

Moulton spoke exclusively to BuzzFeed News about potentially running for president. His rationale? It’s time for “a new generation of leadership.” Again. But for real this time. Maybe.

“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 Trump packing.”

Moulton, a 40-year-old former Marine Corps officer and Harvard graduate, has visited early primary states like Iowa and New Hampshire, but stressed to BuzzFeed that he’s not made any formal decisions just yet. He did say his wife is encouraging him to run, however.

Last year, Politico reported that Moulton “scored one of the earliest private meetings with former President Barack Obama, who has held a series of sit-downs with potential 2020 candidates in his Washington office. The two met in June 2017, long before Obama met with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti or most of the others who’ve made the pilgrimage since.”

Moulton’s name appeared on a list of Democrats who may very well see primary challengers in 2020, likely the result of his outspoken criticism of Pelosi. Should Moulton decide to pursue the White House, he could simultaneously run for reelection to the House, according to BuzzFeed.

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