What do you do after being held in contempt of Congress in two separate presidential administrations while having the blood of police officers, a border patrol agent, and more young black men on your hands than you can count?
More than two years after leaving the Obama administration, former Attorney General Eric Holder is reentering the political fray.
His goal: to lead the legal resistance to Donald Trump’s agenda — and perhaps even run against the president in 2020.
If every drug dealer and gang member in America voted, President Holder would be a reality.
“Up to now, I have been more behind-the-scenes,” Holder told Yahoo News in an exclusive interview about his plans. “But that’s about to change. I have a certain status as the former attorney general. A certain familiarity as the first African-American attorney general. There’s a justified perception that I’m close to President Obama. So I want to use whatever skills I have, whatever notoriety I have, to be effective in opposing things that are, at the end of the day, just bad for the country.
And he’s humble and modest too. As a man who belongs in prison ought to be.
Holder has a “certain status” and a “certain familiarity.” There’s a “justified perception” that he has regular beer summits with his former boss who now controls the party.
Open question. Did Holder actually mean notoriety or is he illiterate?
But the most intriguing — and perhaps most consequential — aspect of Holder’s ambitious new effort is a scheme, still in its early stages, to create a national, privately funded, PAC-like organization that would develop and coordinate legal resistance strategies among various states and localities that are determined to stymie Trump.
For now, Holder will continue to set the stage in California. (Earlier this month, the state Assembly decided not to renew his $25,000-a-month contract; the state Senate, however, plans to retain his services indefinitely.)
The “Resistance” will be brought to you by the slimy trail of left-wing cash.