Massachusetts Gov. Deval PatrickDeval PatrickRalph Gants, chief justice of Massachusetts supreme court, dies at 65 It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Top Democratic super PACs team up to boost Biden MORE (D) on Thursday said he's not interested in replacing Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump's rally risk | Biden ramps up legal team | Biden hits Trump over climate policy Biden campaign forming 'special litigation' team ahead of possible voting battle Pompeo, Engel poised for battle in contempt proceedings MORE as attorney general.

Patrick said the job is an "enormously important one," but "it's not one for me right now," according to the New England Cable News Network. 

The comments came at an event in Hudson, Mass. Patrick served as the head of the Department of Justice's civil rights division under President Bill Clinton and has long been talked about as a possible replacement for Holder. He is a friend of President Obama's.

Patrick's public schedule says he is traveling to Washington on Thursday. The reason is unknown.