Will Eric Holder Announce a 2020 Run?
Former Barack Obama-era AG Eric Holder is reportedly leaning towards a 2020 presidential bid. AURN WH Correspondent and CNN Contributor April Ryan on Monday said that people close to Holder expect him to announce his decision in mid- to late February. The timing would coincide with a visit to Iowa on February 12th. He is scheduled to be in Des Moines at an event hosted by the Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement at Drake University where he’s slated to discuss redistricting, voting rights, and national law enforcement. Holder currently serves as Chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. When asked about a potential presidential run on CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Holder said he was thinking about it. At the time, he said he was focused on midterms. “We’re going to be picking half the people right now who will be doing redistricting in 2021 and we have a real problem in this country with regard to partisan gerrymandering,” he added. The 68-year-old NY native is a partner at Covington & Burling LLP, which he rejoined after serving for six years as the 82nd Attorney General of the U.S. -- the first African American to hold that post. Stay tuned.