Holder leads Obama-backed redistricting group flush with cash to target key Republicans

The man best known as the person who ran interference for President Barack Obama, protecting the former president’s backside as he exerted his political will on America, is now working to elect more progressive ideologues.

Former Attorney General Eric Holder, who arguably ran the most politicized Justice Department in U.S. history, chairs a redistricting group that raised more than $11 million last year to target Republicans in 12 states, according to Fox News.

The D.C.-based National Democratic Redistricting Committee is backed by the former president and has an even higher fundraising goal of $30 million.

The NDRC claims on its website that Republicans “rigged” the system and its goal is to enact “a comprehensive, multi-cycle Democratic Party redistricting strategy” to take on gerrymandering.

And some still discount the bias seen daily in the Department of Justice under Holder — who had the power to hold those who “rigged” the system accountable, yet did nothing?

“These gerrymandered districts have had disastrous policy consequences, leading to some of the most right-wing legislation in decades both in Congress and at the state level, including assaults on women’s health, suppressing the vote for people of color, failing to address climate change, and refusing to stand up to the epidemic of gun violence,” the group’s website states.

“These policies don’t reflect the majority of voters, but because Republicans have rigged the system in their favor, voters are limited in their ability to do anything about it.”

The group applies the inane logic that since more Americans voted for Democratic candidates nationwide, the party should hold a majority in Congress — never mind that most, if not all, densely populated urban centers in the U.S. are Democratic.

Holder, the first attorney general to ever be held in contempt by the House of Representatives, has been dropping hints about a possible run for president in 2020 as he has become more vocal in his criticism of President Donald Trump.

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