Eric Holder to 2020 Democrats: 'Be wary of attacking the Obama record'

Eric Holder to 2020 Democrats: 'Be wary of attacking the Obama record'

Former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderHolder rips into William Barr: 'He is unfit to lead the Justice Department' The shifting impeachment positions of Jonathan Turley Pelosi refers to Sinclair's Rosen as 'Mr. Republican Talking Points' over whistleblower question MORE on Wednesday cautioned the 2020 Democratic White House hopefuls from attacking the record of the Obama administration following a raucous debate where front-runner Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden, Sanders lead Democratic field: poll Schumer asks McConnell for Mulvaney, Bolton to testify in impeachment trial Nadler: Giuliani trip to Ukraine shows 'crime in progress' is being committed against American democracy MORE was questioned by several candidates on his record while serving as President Obama's vice president.

In a tweet sent shortly after the debate ended, Holder addressed his "fellow Democrats."

"Be wary of attacking the Obama record. Build on it. Expand it. But there is little to be gained — for you or the party — by attacking a very successful and still popular Democratic President," Holder, Obama's attorney general from 2009 to 2015, tweeted.

 

His remarks came after Biden was hammered by several candidates on actions he took both during and before his time with the Obama administration.

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He had one sharp exchange with New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioNYPD creates special unit for far-right and neo-Nazi threats Mayor accuses de Blasio of dumping New York's homeless in Newark Conservatives must absolutely talk politics at the Thanksgiving table MORE (D) during which de Blasio repeatedly asked Biden whether he had ever attempted to convince Obama to slow the rate of deportations of undocumented immigrants during his time in the White House.

Biden also characterized efforts to push for "Medicare for All," championed by both de Blasio and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBooker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications Sanders revokes congressional endorsement for Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur The Hill's Campaign Report: 2020 Democrats trading jabs ahead of Los Angeles debate MORE (D-Calif.) during Wednesday's debate, as an effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act that was the landmark legislative achievement passed during the Obama administration.

The Biden campaign released a fundraising email following the debate offer a sticker that references Biden's comments saying "this is a big f---ing deal" caught on a mic when Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law.

The campaign stickers read: "Obamacare: It's a BFD."