Former Attorney General Eric Holder now sides with the anti-Trump resistance years after leaving the Obama administration amid the Fast and Furious scandal, in which Holder oversaw the sale of weapons to Mexican drug cartels without any form of accountability.
Holder was at one point held in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a congressional order to supply documents regarding the operation, and now according to Yahoo News he believes he’s presidential material.
Yahoo News reports:
His goal: to lead the legal resistance to Donald Trump’s agenda — and perhaps even run against the president in 2020.
Seized by a sense of urgency to oppose Trump and restore what he regards as America’s best self, Holder is mulling a White House bid of his own, according to three sources who have spoken to him and are familiar with his thinking.
“Up to now, I have been more behind-the-scenes,” Holder told Yahoo News in an exclusive interview about his plans. “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.
The Democratic Party has no one better to offer as a presidential candidate than a man who left his position as Attorney General with a 26% approval rating. You really can’t make this up.