The 2020 Candidates: Rep. Seth Moulton
Washington Post Live kicked off debate day with a live interview with Democratic presidential candidate Representative Seth Moulton. He served four tours of duty as a Marine on the frontlines of the war in Iraq. He is a three-term congressman serving the citizens of the sixth Congressional District of Massachusetts. He has not been afraid to challenge his own party leadership, and in this interview, he shared what he would do as president of the United States.
After Moulton’s interview, Donna Brazile and Howard Dean, two former chairs of the Democratic National Committee, offered a preview of the upcoming Democratic debates and gave insight into where the 2020 Democratic candidates stand.
One-on-one with Rep. Seth Moulton
Following news that Robert Mueller will testify before Congress, Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Seth Moulton says Mueller testifying is the right thing to do. “We live in a country where no one is above the law.”
  • Jun 26
Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Seth Moulton, who served four tours as a Marine in Iraq, says America is on the brink of going to war with Iran, and the Trump Administration has no plan for how to deal with it.
  • Jun 26
When asked if he believes President Trump’s deferments during the Vietnam War were valid, Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Seth Moulton said, ‘Everyone knows they were fake,’ adding that he thinks Trump’s actions were unpatriotic. ‘Trump has a totally warped view of patriotism, and that’s one of the things that I’m pointing out in this campaign.’
  • Jun 26
In a lightning round, Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Seth Moulton answers questions about his campaign, regulating big tech and how Democratic candidates should handle President Trump.
  • Jun 26
Full Interview
Washington Post Live kicked off debate day with a live interview with Democratic presidential candidate Representative Seth Moulton.
  • Jun 26
Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.)
Democratic Presidential Candidate
Seth Moulton was first called to service when he joined the Marines in 2001, days after graduating from college and months before the attacks on 9/11. After returning home from Iraq, Seth earned joint degrees in Business and Public Policy at graduate school, and then worked in the private sector in Texas to build the country’s first high speed rail line. But it wasn’t long before he was called to serve once again – this time in his home district in Massachusetts. Seth ran – and won, becoming the only Democrat to unseat an incumbent in a primary in 2014. In late April, he announced his presidential bid. Seth lives in Salem, Massachusetts with his wife, Liz, and his daughter, Emmy.
Interviewed by Robert Costa
The Washington Post
Democratic Debate Preview
Former DNC chairs Donna Brazile and Howard Dean say the Democratic ticket will have to be diverse to motivate the party’s base to get out and vote. “If we have two old white guys at the top of the ticket, we will lose,” Dean said. Brazile added that she’s excited to see a woman on the ticket. “We have earned a seat at the table, and no one should take it away from us,” she said.
  • Jun 26
Former DNC Chair Howard Dean says the Democratic Party has to get young people, people of color and women to the polls next November if they want to win the election. ‘[President Trump] picked the lock because we left the door open,’ former DNC Chair Donna Brazile added.
  • Jun 26
Full Segment
Former DNC chairs Donna Brazile and Howard Dean offer a preview of the upcoming Democratic debates.
  • Jun 26
Donna Brazile
Former DNC Chair
Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile is the former Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). For over 40 years Brazile, former Vice-Chair of Civic Engagement and Voter Participation, has been an active member of the Democratic Party. She first got involved in politics at the age of nine when she worked to elect a City Council candidate who had promised to build a playground in her neighborhood; the candidate won, the swing set was installed, and a lifelong passion for political progress was ignited. Brazile worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she became the first African-American to manage a presidential campaign. In addition to her work an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, Brazile is the author of the best-selling memoir Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics. Brazile is founder and managing director of Brazile & Associates LLC, a general consulting, grassroots advocacy, and training firm based in Washington, DC.
Howard Dean
Former DNC Chair
Governor Howard Dean, former DNC Chairman, presidential candidate, six term Governor and physician, currently works as an independent consultant focusing on the areas of health care, early childhood development, alternative energy and the expansion of grassroots politics around the world. Dean serves as a MSNBC contributor and is a strategic consultant for Dentons Law firm that has offices on five continents. As chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Dean created and implemented the “50 State Strategy” and the development of 21st century campaign tools. Dean is credited with helping Democrats make historic gains in 2006 and 2008. Under his leadership, significant resources were dedicated to revitalizing the Party by building and strengthening the organizational tools, technological capabilities and infrastructure required to win while laying the foundation for a long-term Democratic majority.
Moderated by Robert Costa
The Washington Post
Full Program
Washington Post Live kicked off debate day with a live interview with Democratic presidential candidate Representative Seth Moulton. He served four tours of duty as a Marine on the frontlines of the war in Iraq. He is a three-term congressman serving the citizens of the sixth Congressional District of Massachusetts. He has not been afraid to challenge his own party leadership, and in this interview, he shared what he would do as president of the United States. After Moulton’s interview, Donna Brazile and Howard Dean, two former chairs of the Democratic National Committee, offered a preview of the upcoming Democratic debates and gave insight into where the 2020 Democratic candidates stand.
  • Jul 1
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