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 HolderIf Roger Stone were a narco, he'd be in the clear Trump flexes pardon power with high-profile clemencies They forgot that under Trump, there are two sets of rules 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 faces do-or-die primary in South Carolina Democrats view Sanders as having best shot to defeat Trump: poll Karl Rove: 'Long way to go' for Sanders to capture nomination: 'The field is splintered' 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 BlasioDe Blasio to Buttigieg: 'Try to not be so smug when you just got your ass kicked' New York attorney general threatens to sue NYC over alleged taxi fraud Bloomberg compared civil libertarians, teachers union to NRA 'extremists' in 2013: report 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 HarrisThis week: House to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime Juan Williams: Black votes matter Clyburn: Biden 'suffered' from not doing 'enough' in early debates 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."