Former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderTrump official criticizes ex-Clinton spokesman over defunding police tweet Obama to speak about George Floyd in virtual town hall GOP group launches redistricting site MORE and former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) engaged in a heated Twitter exchange over gerrymandering, an issue Holder has taken on since leaving the Obama administration. 

Walker, who was unseated last year, accused Holder and his National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) of trying to "gerrymander Democrats into permanent control" on Thursday.

The former governor last week implied that the group was not aiming to fight gerrymandering but rather help Democrats. 

Holder chairs the NDRC, which aims to shift "the redistricting power, creating fair districts where Democrats can compete," according to its website. 


The former Obama administration official pushed back on Walker's Thursday assertion, accusing Walker of "his own efforts to gerrymander for R’s"

"This is so contrary to the facts -things Scotty doesn’t like- and his own efforts to gerrymander for R’s that it’s laughable," he wrote, noting Walker's recent opposition to an independent redistricting commission in New Hampshire.  

The exchange follows an announcement by former President Obama this week about his participation in an organizing initiative linked to the NDRC, which Walker also criticized on Twitter. The initiative would train volunteers to impact their states' redistricting processes, according to its web page

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) earlier this month vetoed legislation that would create an independent redistricting commission to delineate the state's legislative, congressional and executive council district maps after the 2020 election. 

Walker wrote an op-ed in the Concord Monitor last week in support of Sununu's veto, arguing that the governor acted to uphold the state's constitution. 

Holder and Walker have previously sparred over gerrymandering. Holder slammed Walker in June over gerrymandering in Wisconsin after Walker said that Democrats were spending "millions" to combat policies passed during his tenure as governor. 

Walker in 2018 lost his reelection bid to current Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D).