CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Rep. Seth Moulton, D-MA, announced early Monday he is running for the Democratic presidential nomination and will hit the campaign trail this week with a visit to the Lowcountry.
On Wednesday, Moulton will start his day in New Hampshire before attending a meet and greet at an Isle of Palms beach cleanup at 2:30 p.m. He’ll then host a virtual town hall from Charleston at 4 p.m.
On his campaign website, Moulton said, “When it comes to national security, our solution has too often been only ‘more:’ more ships, more troops, more spending. But instead of always fighting with more, we have to fight smarter. No more building outdated, costly weapons systems—we need to make sure our troops have the best technology to defeat our adversaries and support our allies.”
Among his solutions, more alliances, diplomacy and “taking care of those who take care of us," including veterans.
Moulton joined the U.S. Marines after graduating from Harvard University in 2001. He served four tours in Iraq.
He began his political career in 2014 by defeating six-term Congressman John Tierney.
Moulton is best known for his effort to block Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi from becoming Speaker of the House again in 2018. His effort ultimately failed.
He has been a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, taking issue with his foreign policy and claims that the Mueller investigation is a “witch hunt,” the Associated Press reported.