Holder says he will make 2020 decision in coming weeks

Former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderBarack, Michelle Obama expected to refrain from endorsing in 2020 Dem primary: report Ocasio-Cortez to be first guest on new Desus and Mero show Holder says he will make 2020 decision in coming weeks MORE said Tuesday that he’ll make a decision on a possible 2020 Democratic presidential bid in the coming weeks.

"I'm going to decide if I’m going to try to find that space within the next month or so," Holder told reporters after speaking at a voting rights event at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

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“I’m going to sit down with my family very soon and decide whether or not this is something we’re going to seek.”

Asked about a possible timeline for announcing a 2020 bid, Holder said he was looking at making a decision in the next few weeks.

“I’d say closer to three than four [weeks],” he said. “In my own mind, I have some dates.”

Holder, who served as the country’s top law enforcement official for six years under former President Obama, has maintained a public profile since leaving office in 2015.

The former attorney general said Tuesday that he has spoken to Obama about a possible presidential run, but did not provide any details about the discussion.

He currently serves as the chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), a group focusing on voting rights and redistricting issues.

If he enters the race for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, Holder would join an already-crowded field of contenders that so far includes candidates, like Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris, Booker call for judgement on Jussie Smollett case to be withheld until investigation is completed Harris calls idea of Trump trusting Putin over US intel ‘height of irresponsibility and shameful’ Barack, Michelle Obama expected to refrain from endorsing in 2020 Dem primary: report MORE (Calif.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerHarris, Booker call for judgement on Jussie Smollett case to be withheld until investigation is completed Barack, Michelle Obama expected to refrain from endorsing in 2020 Dem primary: report Jussie Smollett case shows media villainizing Trump and his supporters, without proof — again MORE (N.J.), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandWarren set to announce plan for universal child care: reports Senate Dems introduce bill to prevent Trump from using disaster funds to build wall Klobuchar, O'Rourke visit Wisconsin as 2020 race heats up MORE (N.Y.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren set to announce plan for universal child care: reports Barack, Michelle Obama expected to refrain from endorsing in 2020 Dem primary: report Booker seeks dialogue about race as he kicks off 2020 campaign MORE (Mass.).

Another former Obama administration official, former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenBarack, Michelle Obama expected to refrain from endorsing in 2020 Dem primary: report Klobuchar, O'Rourke visit Wisconsin as 2020 race heats up Biden: 'The America I see does not wish to turn our back on the world' MORE, is also considering a possible 2020 bid and is said to be nearing a decision.