Former Attorney General Eric Holder has hinted that he may consider running for president in 2020, CNBC reports.
During a breakfast with the Christian Science Monitor, Holder did not rule out campaigning. “We’ll see,” he said in answer to questions about whether his days of public service were behind him.
"I think I'll make a decision by the end of the year about whether there is another chapter in my government service," he added.
At the moment, Holder leads the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, a anti-gerrymandering organization affiliated with the Democratic Party. The committee will work in about 20 states, and has received support from Barack Obama. It also plans to spend about $30 million during the 2018 campaign cycle in effort to get more Democrats elected to Capitol Hill and state offices.
In addition to his comments at the Monitor breakfast, Holder spoke presidential politics and the Nunes Memo with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow this week.
"The real problem here is the president," Holder said of Trump. "The president saying things about the integrity of those two institutions, the Justice Department, the FBI. No other president has ever said those kinds of things, conducted himself in that and he's doing long-term harm to the reliability and integrity of the Justice Department and to the FBI. Long after he's gone, we will see the impact of these attacks."
When asked about Trump's performance overall, Holder said:
"I think any one of my kids would make a better president than Donald Trump. But, you know, I think there are a number of people who would be a better president than the president we now have in the White House who has broken through those norms, conducted himself in a way that's inconsistent with what's best about this nation, you know, labeled people in very inappropriate ways, used inappropriate terms when talking about countries, turning his back on our immigrant heritage. Yeah, there are a number of people I think would be a better president than Donald Trump."