As Twitchy reported back in June, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made a speaking appearance in New Hampshire and made it pretty clear he was seriously considering a run for president in 2020.
Never mind that he was the genius behind Fast & Furious, was held in contempt of Congress, and says his biggest regret during his tenure was labeling Fox News reporter James Rosen a co-conspirator in an espionage case and subsequently spying on him — but, hey, President Obama still thinks his administration was scandal-free.
None of that will matter to Democrats, however, and on Thursday, White House correspondent April Ryan broke the news that everyone’s known about for a while now.
Breaking: Sources close to @EricHolder the former Obama Admin Attorney General says he is seriously considering throwing his hat into the ring for a 2020 presidential bid!
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) July 19, 2018
We especially like how the objective and unbiased Ryan ended that tweet with an exclamation point. Us, we’re just not feeling the excitement — not now and not when we last heard this breaking news story.
Holder personally told reporters in NH in June that he was actively considering running. On his though process: "First and foremost, can I win. I wouldn’t be involved or something simply to make a statement. I would only decide to get involved if I thought I could win." https://t.co/deo6ol1ygp
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) July 19, 2018
Apparently, he thinks he can win — but will Fast & Furious help sink his campaign like Hillary’s homebrew server did for hers?
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— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) July 19, 2018
Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please.
— USMCIrish (@AR15Marine) July 19, 2018
Yes — we need as many Democrats running as we can get. Just look how much fun we had when it was down to just Hillary and Bernie — their supporters still hate each other.
democrats are so desperate – theyve circled all the way back to *eric holder*https://t.co/6xHdbK1yVn
— Federal Spy Guy (@FederalSpyGuy) July 19, 2018
— Volunteer (@dogmama217) July 19, 2018
Please god no. Why. No. Stop. Why. https://t.co/seo6QtNWT2
— Meghann (@ladebrouillarde) July 19, 2018
oh my god the dems really are going to try to lose 2020 https://t.co/UDT4FysNSU
— Mackenzie Harte (@MackHarte) July 19, 2018
Wow, that would almost assure a second term for Trump.
— jdawg6418 (@jdawg6418) July 19, 2018
Oh Eric Holder, I guess he's on a break from giving guns to the Mexican cartels https://t.co/x8QPT75AUa
— Evan Power (@evanpower) July 19, 2018
Wasn't he the AG who was found in contempt of Congress because he refused to answer why he was running guns to Mexican drug cartels? I thought the left hated guns?
— AutumnalVibe (@AutumnalVibe) July 19, 2018
I hope he does… I would love to see the part of the debate where he explains Fast and Furious. And I don't mean the all 18 of the movies I never watched. https://t.co/Sm7xKPNcHG
— Carpe Donktum🔹 (@Carpedonktum) July 19, 2018
The only Attorney General to ever be held in contempt of Congress.
Yes, please do pit him against the guy who eats his own bad press for breakfast. https://t.co/VTqKfdv5zX
— Virginia Kruta (@VAKruta) July 19, 2018
@EricHolder All due respect Mr. Holder, I have 2 words for you. FAST AND FURIOUS, that will sink your ambitions for presidency. Oh, and the police-civilian (All Lives Matter) killings, kinda on your watch too. https://t.co/JyILJyj3Ak
— Cheryl T (@teuty) July 19, 2018
The man championed the 'legality' of Obama's extra-judicial assassinations (including of US citizens); helped suppress evidence on use of torture to interrogate suspected 'terrorists'; expanded NSA surveillance and lied about who surveillance targeted. Great candidate. https://t.co/MrQjDv72YO
— Hot Take Monger (@SanaSaeed) July 19, 2018
Hopefully he doesn’t make a fast and furious decision.
— Richileaks 🇺🇸 (@DigitalForests) July 19, 2018
Hard pass. https://t.co/LfPU1BVZoW
— TW Polk (@twpolk) July 19, 2018
'Our Democracy Is Being Stolen,' Claims Scandal-Plagued Man Held in Contempt of Congress https://t.co/6Tn2goFKD5
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 6, 2016