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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 HolderTrump on sharing photo of Rosenstein behind bars: 'He should have never picked a special counsel' If the GOP wants to win, it needs to champion the middle class Trump retweets Pence parody account attacking Clinton 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 TrumpJoaquín Castro: Trump would be 'in court right now' if he weren't the president or 'privileged' Trump flubs speech location at criminal justice conference Comey reveals new details on Russia probe during House testimony 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 SessionsJohn Kelly to leave White House at year's end Five things to know about William Barr, Trump’s pick for Justice Department Trump says AG pick deserves bipartisan support 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 BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates — Trump taps William Barr as new AG | Nauert picked to replace Haley at UN | Washington waits for bombshell Mueller filing Warren fell for ‘Trump trap’ with DNA test, says progressive Major Obama 2008 fundraiser throws support behind Beto 2020: ‘Time to pass the torch’ 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.