To smoothly pave Her Majesty’s upcoming triumphant visit to South Carolina, a series of television spots shot specifically for the state will begin to air soon. To increase her appeal in the south, Hillary Clinton has tapped former attorney general Eric Holder to appear with her in the spots.
— PoliticsNation (@PoliticsNation) February 2, 2016
Former AG Eric Holder stresses that Hillary Clinton will keep police accountable in new South Carolina TV ad https://t.co/2rQCJhTrZi
— Tyler R. Tynes (@TylerRickyTynes) February 2, 2016
The Huffington Post notes that in the spots, “Holder specifically mentions Clinton’s push to strengthen gun laws and police accountability.” Keeping police accountable certainly sounds like a crumb included to mollify the #BlackLivesMatter crowd, which has cautiously thrown most of its support to Bernie Sanders.
Clinton will also promise to defend President Obama’s legacy of taking on the big Wall Street banks, many of which Holder declined to prosecute for their alleged role in the financial crisis after rejoining his former law firm.
— Juan Vasquez (@waiting4vizzini) February 3, 2016
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) February 2, 2016
Holder is no longer associated with the Justice Department, managing to get out while the getting was good. The majority of his staff is still toiling away there, though, which could make his ad a bit awkward.
The main character of Clinton's first SC television ad is Eric Holder. https://t.co/K9j5NZBO2r
— Gabriel Debenedetti (@gdebenedetti) February 2, 2016
Good thing his former staff isn't in charge of deciding whether to prosecute her… oh, wait https://t.co/Kqq6BPcPUi
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) February 2, 2016
— NoCaretaker (@EvalinaBlue) February 2, 2016
@joshrogin Why is this allowed to happen…They are giving us all , even their supporters a big ole FU
— Lenn Totten (@LennX6) February 2, 2016
— eoin oheada (@eoin2899) February 2, 2016
We’ve lost track of who’s going to be pardoning whom.