As if America didn’t suffer enough racial discord under President Barack Obama, who arguably set back race relations a half century with his identity-based politics, one of his top disciples may soon be running to fill the void.
And conservatives are already celebrating the possibility.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder let the cat out of the bag Tuesday night during a visit to the very friendly confines of MSNBC, acknowledging he is “thinking” about a 2020 presidential run to challenge President Donald Trump.
MSNBC host Chris Hayes threw out the possibility of Holder running for the White House, hoping his guest would bite and he did just that — whether this was rehearsed beforehand or not is up to you to decide.
“I’m not sure I’ll get the most honest answer from you,” Hayes said to Holder, before turning to MSNBC contributor Matt Miller, who was Holder’s spokesperson in office.
“Is he running for president. Is Eric Holder running?” he asked.
Miller joked about wanting to know if he will have to quit his job and move to Iowa, prompting Holder to reply if Miller “will promise to be my press secretary, I might consider it.”
“You are considering it,” Hayes asked.
“I’m thinking about it, but I am focusing on the work I’m doing with the National Democratic Redistricting Committee trying to deal with gerrymandering,” Holder said.
After the former attorney general commented on getting into a “Twitter war” with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Hayes got in a cheap shot at Trump.
“Dude, stay out of Twitter wars,” he said, comfortable enough to refer to Holder in such a casual manner. “If there’s one piece of life advice I can offer you, Eric Holder, there’s one thing I know about really deeply, stay out of Twitter wars.”
So there you have it, the only sitting attorney general ever to be held in contempt by Congress — over the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal linked to the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry — the man who called the U.S. “a nation of cowards” when it comes to race, wants to lead the country.
The possibility proved to be too enticing for those on the right, as seen when noted conservative commentator Michelle Malkin weighed in.
“Bring it on, corruptocrat. Bring it on,” she tweeted.
Bring it on, corruptocrat. Bring it on. https://t.co/YnqAZ2qIsZ
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) April 18, 2018
Here’s a sampling of other not so favorable responses from Twitter, with Fast and Furious a common theme:
I mean really can they hand Trump another term or what?
— Steve Berman (@stevengberman) April 18, 2018
He belongs in prison. https://t.co/PHSlPjxkxK
— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) April 18, 2018
I hope his campaign is fast and furious… https://t.co/DIOuSMKIEy
— Fryin' Fat-ams ?/Cryin' Sad-ams ? (@NotRyanAdams) April 18, 2018
I was wondering how the Democrats could possibly find a worse candidate than Hillary Clinton for 2020… https://t.co/PUGK5OCP57
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) April 18, 2018
His campaign is gonna crash fast and furiously https://t.co/amKS7RMCMT
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) April 18, 2018
Please do. pic.twitter.com/I2YpNmgBGP
— Pam D (@lifebythecreek) April 18, 2018
Seriously? The worst AG ever and only one ever to be in contempt of congress is going to run? Wtf?!?!? https://t.co/2TIMJWLx58
— Marc Holland (@creepingmee) April 18, 2018
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