Eric Holder Heads to Iowa as He Ponders White House Run
Former Attorney General Eric Holder is slated to make a decision on a White House run in the next two weeks. The 68-year-old Democrat heads to Iowa today to give a speech at Drake University Law School in Des Moines. Nevermind that Iowa is an important presidential primary state. Holder is expected to target Donald Trump’s policies and rhetoric, according to NPR. "We should be dissatisfied with an administration rife with corruption, stunning incompetence, and shameful intolerance," Holder will say in his speech, according to prepared remarks. "Most of all, we should be dissatisfied by that same administration's total abdication of moral and policy leadership — and its failure to address the many other urgent challenges we face: A democracy that's under attack. A climate crisis that's ignored. And racial and cultural divisions that are weaponized and exploited for political gain." He is also expected to talk about the importance of voting rights and an accurate census count during his speech. Holder is currently a Partner at the law firm Covington & Burling LLP and the head of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC). Former President Barack Obama, whom Holder served under as Attorney General for six years, is also active in NDRC. If Holder enters the 2020 race, it would be his first run for public office. More here.