Barack Obama’s former Attorney General Eric Holder raised eyebrows throughout Washington Monday night, publicly admitting he was “seriously considering” a run for the White House in 2020.
Holder was speaking with late night comedian Stephen Colbert when he was asked if he was planning a potential showdown against President Trump; telling the comic he’d make his “determination sometime early next year.”
“General Holder, are you seriously considering throwing your hat in the ring in 2020?” asked Colbert.
“Yeah, I’m thinking about it. What I’ve said is that I’d make a determination sometime early next year. What I’m really focused on is the 2020 midterms to try and make sure Democrats take back the Senate, take back the House,” confirmed Holder.
HOLDER 2020? Former Attorney General ‘Thinking About’ Presidential Run
Barack Obama’s former Attorney General Eric Holder announced this week that he’s actively “thinking about” running for the White House in 2020 but hasn’t made up his mind about the possible race.
The senior Obama aide was speaking with MSNBC when he was asked if he was considering challenging President Trump just two years from now; saying he hasn’t “made a decision yet.”
Is Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder running for president?
"Yeah, I'm thinking about it," he tells @chrislhayes
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“I’m thinking about it,” Holder said. “But I have not made any decisions on it.”
“I think our democracy is under attack. If you look at the question of gerrymandering, the question of voter suppression,” he added. “A lot of these things are falling by the wayside.”
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ARMAGEDDON? Walmart to RAISE U.S. WAGES After GOP Tax Cuts
US retail giant Walmart announced Thursday its plan to raise wages for its employees across the country and pay out big bonuses in response to the recently passed GOP tax cuts; throwing more cold-water on prominent Democrats predictions of “the end of the world” after the President signed the sweeping overhaul.
Walmart –the largest single employer in multiple states throughout the nation- released an official statement this week, saying the megastore will raise its hourly wage for all associates to $11, expand maternity leave, and give out $1,000 in bonuses to eligible employees.
“Today, we are building on investments we’ve been making in associates, in their wages and skills development,” said Doug McMillon, Walmart president and CEO. “It’s our people who make the difference and we appreciate how they work hard to make every day easier for busy families.”
“We are early in the stages of assessing the opportunities tax reform creates for us to invest in our customers and associates and to further strengthen our business, all of which should benefit our shareholders,” he added.
The announcement is a far cry from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s predictions of “Armageddon” and the “end of the world.”
Other major American corporations, such as Southwest Airlines, AT&T, Boeing, and others have also announced major investments in US-based workers following the tax cuts.