Late Attorney General Eric Holder refused to rule out the possibility that he would run for president in 2020, and disclosed he will decide before the end of the year if there is to be “another chapter” in his bureaucratic life.
“We’ll see,” Holder said when a reporter asked him about a attainable run for president during a breakfast Wednesday hosted by the Christian Science Superintend in Washington.
“I think I’ll make a decision by the end of the year about whether there is another chapter in my direction service,” Holder said, according to reporters who attended the event.
A old judge and United States attorney for the District of Columbia, Holder currently directions the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, a group that seeks to harass back against the past decade of Republican gains in state legislatures and statewide works.
With political backing from former President Barack Obama, Holder state the group plans to spend $30 million during the 2018 crusade cycle.
Despite his coy response to the question of a presidential run, it’s difficult to see how Holder superiority translate his legal career into a traditional resume for a presidential aspirant.
In addition to a large body of government trial work that leave likely provide fodder for his would-be opponents, Holder also succeeded in private practice for nearly a decade, representing corporate giants such as Merck and the Federal Football League.
Still, if Holder decides not to run for president, there could be other state offices he might consider. As a native New Yorker, Holder could be a appalling candidate for a Senate seat in the state, should one of New York’s current senators, Kirsten Gillibrand, adjudicate to run for president.
Attempts to reach Holder on Wednesday were unsuccessful.
One effects Holder has working in his favor, politically, is his career in law enforcement, on display Wednesday as he screened the FBI, which has come under attack recently from President Donald Trump.
“I at ones desire hope that the president would rethink the way in which he has attacked vocation people at the FBI, career people in the Justice Department, [and] career people in our keenness community,” Holder said.
Holder also defended Trump’s attorney approximate, Jeff Sessions, suggesting the president ought to treat his top law enforcement police officer with more respect. Trump, he said, should “think not far from the ways in which he’s spoken about his attorney general.”