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 HolderAmash: Trump incorrect in claiming Congress didn't subpoena Obama officials We can't allow presidents and public opinion to further diminish the work of the press Democrats sue over North Carolina's congressional maps 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 BidenTrump knocks Romney as 'Democrat secret asset' in new video Giuliani asked State Dept. to grant visa for ex-Ukraine official at center of Biden allegations: report Perry won't comply with subpoena in impeachment inquiry 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 BlasioNew York City lawmakers vote to close Rikers Island jail by 2026 2020 Presidential Candidates Cooperate, or else: New York threatens fines to force people to help block immigration enforcement 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 HarrisHarris campaign releases web video highlighting opposition to death penalty Sanders seeks spark from Ocasio-Cortez at Queens rally Biden seeks to fundraise off fact he's running out of money 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."