Former attorney general Eric Holder is reportedly thinking of throwing his hat into the ring for the 2020 election. The roster of candidates who will run as Democrats will likely be very far left, so he’ll fit right in.
As you may recall, back in 2009 Holder called America a “nation of cowards” on race. Sadly, that would score him points with some people on the left.
Paul Bedard reports at the Washington Examiner:
Eric Holder eyes 2020 presidential bid
Former President Obama’s long-serving attorney general, Eric Holder, is considering a political run in 2020, possibly for president.
“We’ll see,” he said when asked about a bid for the Democratic nomination.
Holder, addressing reporters at a media breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, said that he will make a decision this year.
“I think I’ll make a decision by the end of the year about whether or not there is another chapter in my government service,” he said.
Also asked if he planned a career in politics, he said again, “I’ll see.”
Holder, who was attorney general from 2009-2015 and handled several controversial cases for the former president, is running Obama’s group aimed at redrawing “fair” congressional district lines, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.
Holder has already made his opposition to Trump well known and is doing everything he can to ingratiate himself with the liberal resistance movement.
Josh Meyer reports at Politico:
Former AG Holder says Mueller could prosecute Trump for obstruction
Former Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday he believed Robert Mueller legally could prosecute President Donald Trump on obstruction of justice charges — but that the special counsel would need to build a strong case.
“Is there a technical case there now?” Holder said in response to questions from POLITICO after a Christian Science Monitor breakfast Wednesday. “I think so. Now.”…
Holder, who ran the Justice Department under President Barack Obama and was deputy attorney general under President Bill Clinton, initially seemed hesitant to weigh in on whether Mueller could bring an obstruction case. Some Trump allies and legal experts say the law prevents the president from being charged with such a crime. Others believe he cannot be indicted at all.
Holder disagreed, saying a sitting president is not above the law, based on a legal examination of the issue that was done when he was the deputy attorney general under Clinton.
He’s going to need a campaign slogan. Maybe “Fast and Furious 2020” would work.DONATE
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