Former President Obama’s long-serving attorney general, Eric Holder, is considering a political run in 2020, possibly for president.
“We’ll see,” he said when asked about a bid for the Democratic nomination.
Holder, addressing reporters at a media breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, said that he will make a decision this year.
"I think I'll make a decision by the end of the year about whether or not there is another chapter in my government service," he said.
Also asked if he planned a career in politics, he said again, “I’ll see.”
Holder, who was attorney general from 2009-2015 and handled several controversial cases for the former president, is running Obama’s group aimed at redrawing “fair” congressional district lines, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.
He plans to tour the nation making the case for changing House district lines. His group is focusing on about 20 states.
During the hour-long session, Holder spoke of issues he addressed while Obama's top lawman and those he might take on the road in a campaign.
For example, he talked repeatedly about the plight of "people of color," and raised issues including income inequality and climate change.
Holder, who remains very close to Obama, also assailed Trump for pardoning former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, hit several decisions by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and defended the IRS, FBI, Justice Department, and Russia probe investigator Robert Mueller.
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at email@example.com