Former Attorney General Eric Holder hinted again this week that he might run for president in 2020 in an interview with the New York Times.
Holder said he has a desire to unify the country.
“If I were going to do it, I would do it because I would think I would have concluded that I could maybe unify the country because it’s bigger than any one person,” Holder said. “That I could repair and then advance the nation in a variety of contexts. That I had something to contribute. That would be — I think that would push me toward considering the run."
The safety of his family makes him hesitant to run for the oval office.
“On the negative side, I’ve been in public life a fair amount of years. I remember unpleasant hearings with some congressmen who are now leaving. And you know, to subject myself and my family to that could be a negative,” he said.
He currently leads the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, an anti-gerrymandering organization affiliated with the Democratic Party. He is also fighting to put stop to a change made to the 2020 census that would ask people about their citizenship.
"We will litigate to stop the administration from moving forward with this irresponsible decision," Holder told The Hill. "The addition of a citizenship question to the census questionnaire is a direct attack on our representative democracy."