Former Attorney General Eric Holder is returning to the spotlight as part of the ongoing “resistance” to President Trump.
And that may include a potential presidential bid.
Yahoo News reports that the former AG’s goal is “to lead the legal resistance to Donald Trump’s agenda — and perhaps even run against the president in 2020.”
“Up to now, I have been more behind-the-scenes,” Holder told Yahoo. “But that’s about to change. I have a certain status as the former attorney general. A certain familiarity as the first African-American attorney general.”
The Yahoo report says that “three sources who have spoken to him and are familiar with his thinking” are saying Holder is considering a White House run in 2020.
Holder explained how Trump’s victory in the 2016 election got him thinking about being more involved in the process:
“I thought, frankly, along with everybody else, that after the election, with Hillary Clinton as president, I could walk off the field,” he said. “So when she didn’t win, I thought, ‘We’ll have to see how this plays out.’ But it became clear relatively soon — and certainly sooner than I expected — that I had to get back on the field and be in effective opposition.”
Back in February, Holder had said that former President Barack Obama wasn’t going to be on the sidelines for much longer.
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