Former Attorney General: Obama Back In Action, ‘Ready To Roll’ And Help Out The Dems
According to Obama’s former attorney general Eric Holder, the former president is getting ready for a public return to politics.
According to Politico, Holder spoke with reporters on Tuesday where he said “It’s coming. He’s coming and he’s ready to roll. [Obama] will be a more visible part of the effort.”
Holder discussed the new National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), which Obama asked him to chair last year, with reporters. He stated that him and Obama had talked about fundraising for the NDRC and interacting with state lawmakers on the group’s behalf. He also predicted that Republicans would lose state legislative seats in the 2018 midterm elections.
Holder also criticized Trump’s attorney general and the Department of Justice’s decision Monday not to challenge a controversial voting ID law in Texas, he called it “disheartening.”
“It would be good to have the Justice Department on our side,” Holder said of the DOJ’s tenure under Sessions so far. “It doesn’t mean the argument can’t be made, and can’t be made well.”
“This is really a battle for our democracy,” he added. “The notion that people are denied their ability to cast a meaningful vote … is inconsistent with who we say we are, inconsistent with what we say our democracy is about.”
Holder launched the NDRC in January to focus on creating new electoral maps that will help increase the Democratic representation. The NDRC plans to study every election cycle through 2020.
The ultimate goal is to draw up a new favorable map for Democrats by 2021 in hopes to regain Democratic control of the House and Senate.