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 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 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 BidenAre Democrats turning Trump-like? Volatile presidential polls spark new round of anxieties British Bookmaker: Warren has replaced Biden as Democratic primary favorite 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 BlasioSenate Democrats push Trump to permanently shutter migrant detention facility The Hill's Campaign Report: Battle for Senate begins to take shape CNN to host de Blasio, Bullock town halls 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 HarrisAre Democrats turning Trump-like? Volatile presidential polls spark new round of anxieties Conservative commentator rips Shapiro over criticism of people with multiple jobs 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."