The same man who dropped a civil suit by the Department of Justice into possible voter intimidation by the New Black Panther Party and was the first U.S. Attorney General in history to be held in both criminal and civil contempt of Congress for blocking information related to the Fast and Furious affair, thinks he should run for president in 2020.
That’s right; former Attorney General Eric Holder told Yahoo News:
Up to now, I have been more behind-the-scenes. 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. There’s a justified perception that I’m close to President Obama. So I want to use whatever skills I have, whatever notoriety I have, to be effective in opposing things that are, at the end of the day, just bad for the country. Now is the time to be more visible. Now is the time to be heard.
As Erick Erickson noted in The Resurgent:
He spoke last week at the Virginia Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson dinner — a political fundraiser in support of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam. … He serves as chair of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee — a group looking to prep Democrats for 2020. … The former attorney general is in the early stages of forming a PAC-like organization with the intention of blocking President Trump’s agenda using legal means.
Holder also attempted to justify the DOJ’s targeting of Fox Reporter James Rosen by lying that a statute forced the DOJ to do it, when that was actually the opposite of what the statute wrote.
With his history, he should be the perfect successor to Hillary Clinton as the presidential nominee in 2020.