Former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder Throws His Support Behind Trump Resistance

Sometimes it feels as if the 2016 presidential election has never come to an end. While President Donald Trump won the election fair and square and has been sworn in, there’s a wide swath of detractors and critics that seem unable to accept that. As opposed to focusing their efforts on changing their strategy to ensure that future elections break their way, there’s an overwhelming obsession with derailing the Trump presidency and painting his administration in the worst possible light.

The fact that the obsession is bad for the country as a whole seems to be remarkably unimportant to those that help fuel it. The divisiveness and contentiousness that has consumed the political landscape impedes progress for the nation as a whole. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear as if that will be changing anytime soon. That may very well come back to haunt the Democratic Party, as a large portion of mainstream America is not buying into the anti-Trump narrative.

We’ll have to wait and see how that plays out, but it could end up having some serious ramifications on the 2020 presidential election. While there’s no clear frontrunner in terms of who may be the party’s candidate for the next go-round, there has been a ton of speculation on who may be the flag bearer.

As Yahoo shares, we can add another name into the mix. Eric Holder, former Attorney General with the Obama administration, seems to be throwing his hat into the ring.

“Up to now, I have been more behind-the-scenes. 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,” he said. “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.”

He acknowledges that last year’s election was an eye-opener, and it’s a sign to him that the race for 2020 starts now.

“I thought, frankly, along with everybody else, that after the election, with Hillary Clinton as president, I could walk off the field. So when she didn’t win, I thought, ‘We’ll have to see how this plays out,’” Holder continued. “But it became clear relatively soon - and certainly sooner than I expected - that I had to get back on the field and be in effective opposition.”

Holder has even taken the step of delivering the keynote address at the Democratic Party’s annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner, and it sounds like he’s got the basis of a stump speech down.

“We have come too far as a nation, sacrificed too much, made too much progress, to allow the state of our nation to be undermined by the extreme part of a divided minority administration,” he said. “If opposition is to be the course - and it must be - we must recognize and remember that the power of the American people has been too often underestimated. Once roused we are a mighty force.”

While 2020 seems to be a long way away, the reality is that there’s a ton of jockeying going on behind the scenes. Holder could potentially make some noise, as some members of the party are looking for a ‘fresh voice.’ Whether he’s the one to deliver it or not remains to be seen, but he’s another high-profile name to keep in mind.

Source: Yahoo News
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