Eric Holder says he’s considering a run for the Big House
Eric Holder, former President Barack Obama’s attorney general, confirmed Wednesday that he’s considering throwing his hat in the ring for the 2020 presidential race.
“We’ll see,” he said during a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor in Washington, DC.
He was asked if he’s mulling a run for the White House because he’s learning how to raise funds and giving political speeches.
“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 replied.
Holder, who served as attorney general from 2009 to 2015, has been traveling the country speaking out against the gerrymandering of congressional districts.
He and Obama believe the practice of carving out districts along political lines discourages African-Americans from running for office.
Last December, Holder got an offhanded endorsement from President Trump, who said he had “great respect” for how loyal he was to Obama.
“I don’t want to get into loyalty, but I will tell you that, I will say this: Holder protected President Obama. Totally protected him,” Trump said. “When you look at the things that they did, and Holder protected the president. And I have great respect for that, I’ll be honest.”