Washington (CNN)Martin O'Malley might be planning to challenge Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination -- but don't ask him about her emails.
O'Malley 'tired' of Clinton email talk
"Frankly, I'm a little sick of the email drama," the former Maryland governor said during an event Wednesday morning at the Brookings Institute in Washington.
Clinton has faced intense scrutiny over the last nine days after reports that she used a personal email address on a private server located at her home in New York while serving as secretary of state.
She told reporters Tuesday that she turned about half of her 60,000 emails during that period over to the State Department, and the rest were personal in nature -- so she deleted them.
Asked about Clinton's answers, O'Malley said he didn't watch Clinton's high-profile news conference Tuesday afternoon "because I was working."
"I didn't watch the press conference, so I don't know," O'Malley said.
He did, however, acknowledge that he's "seriously considering" his own campaign, joining Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb on the short list of potential Democratic alternatives to Clinton.
His comments came after a speech about using data to make government funding and resource decisions.
"I believe that if we want to continue to heal our economy and heal our democracy," O'Malley said, "we're going to have to make our government work and we're going to have to do a better job at making our government perform for the dollars that people pay for it."