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 HolderOcasio-Cortez to be first guest on new Desus and Mero show Holder says he will make 2020 decision in coming weeks Holder: If Trump directed Cohen to lie, impeachment proceedings ‘must begin’ 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 TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job 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 SessionsThe Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine — Trump, Congress prepare for new border wall fight The Memo: Trump and McCabe go to war McCabe book: Sessions once said FBI was better off when it 'only hired Irishmen' 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 BidenBill Maher to Dems: ‘Let’s not eat our own’ in 2020 Newsom endorses Kamala Harris for president Trump, Biden in dead heat in hypothetical 2020 matchup among Texas voters 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.