Eric Holder says he'll decide on a 2020 run by early next year

Eric Holder says he'll decide on a 2020 run by early next year
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Former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderGOP governor vetoes New Hampshire bill to create independent redistricting commission Why target Tucker Carlson? It's part of the left's war on the right The Hill's Campaign Report: Obama legacy under spotlight after Detroit debates MORE will decide on whether to run for president in 2020 by early next year, he said in an interview Thursday. 

Holder, who served as attorney general from 2009 to 2015 under former President Obama, told the hosts of Viceland's "Desus & Mero" that he would be exploring the possibility of a run throughout the rest of the year. 

"I don't know. We'll see. I haven't decided yet," Holder, 67, said when asked about his plans for a possible challenge to President TrumpDonald John TrumpO'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms Objections to Trump's new immigration rule wildly exaggerated MORE

"What I've said is, I'm going to decide by the beginning of next year and see if there is going to be another chapter in my public service career." 

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Holder, the nation's first African-American attorney general, is currently aiming to break Republican strongholds on congressional district maps and state governments across the country as the chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.

While Holder said he didn't miss congressional hearings on the Hill, he sees some things in the current administration that he would handle differently.

"Actually, you watch the news, and you want to be in it. Because I mean, I see what [Attorney General] Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsDOJ should take action against China's Twitter propaganda Lewandowski says he's 'happy' to testify before House panel The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy MORE is doing at the Justice Department — I'd like to be able to make sure that the things he's doing would not happen," he said.

Holder is among a slew of Democrats eyeing potential 2020 bids, including former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPossible GOP challenger says Trump doesn't doesn't deserve reelection, but would vote for him over Democrat Joe Biden faces an uncertain path The Memo: Trump pushes back amid signs of economic slowdown MORE and a number of sitting senators.

Biden has said he will pursue the Democratic nomination if he doesn't see anyone else in the party he thinks is up for the job.