Eric Holder considering to run 2020

Former Attorney General Eric Holder is poised to take a more active role in opposing President Trump, telling Yahoo News in an interview published Tuesday that “now is the time to be more visible” — including weighting a 2020 presidential bid!
“Up to now, I have been more behind-the-scenes,” said Holder, who served for six years in the Obama administration. “But that’s about to change. I have a certain status as the former attorney general. A certain familiarity as the first African-American attorney general.”
“There’s a justified perception that I’m close to President Obama. So I want to use whatever skills I have, whatever notoriety I have, to be effective in opposing things that are, at the end of the day, just bad for the country.”
Holder has remained relatively quiet since leaving the Obama administration in April 2015. But now, Yahoo reports, he’s charging back into politics and even considering running against Trump for the White House.

In the first months of Trump’s presidency, Holder has been serving as outside counsel to the California state legislature, where he has helped Democrats devise a legal strategy for hampering the president’s policies.

At a news conference in Los Angeles on Monday, the former attorney general spoke out in support of SB-54, a measure that would bar the Trump administration from forcing local police departments in California to help federal immigration officials deport undocumented immigrants.

“We’re here with a very clear purpose: to underscore the undeniable truth that preserving and enhancing trust, real and genuine trust between law enforcement and the diverse communities they serve, is essential for the safety and well-being of all residents of this great state — indeed, this great nation,” Holder said, according to Yahoo News.

Holder said he hadn’t expected to reenter the political fray after leaving the Obama administration.

“I thought, frankly, along with everybody else, that after the election, with Hillary Clinton as president, I could walk off the field,” he said. “So when she didn’t win, I thought, ‘We’ll have to see how this plays out.’”

“But it became clear relatively soon — and certainly sooner than I expected — that I had to get back on the field and be in effective opposition.”

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/338602-holders-low-profile-about-to-change?rnd=1497980773IMG_2010

National: President Donald Trump hits 50% mark by Rasmussen

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.

This is the first time the president’s overall approval rating has hit the 50% mark since late April. His approval rating has ranged from a high of 59% in late January shortly after he took office to a low of 42% in early April.

The latest figures include 31% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11.

http://m.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/prez_track_jun16donald-trump-inaugural-address-thumbs-up

Joe Biden isn’t ruling out another bid for the WH

Las Vegas (CNN) – Joe Biden isn’t ruling out making another run for the White House.
Asked if he will run for President in 2020, Biden said on Thursday, “Could I? Yes. Would I? Probably not.”
Biden, who would be nearly 78 years old next election, emphasized that right now his focus is on his family being “put back together” following the 2015 death of his son Beau to brain cancer.
Long known as the poorest man in the US Senate, Biden also said he needs to fulfill several financial promises to his wife, including paying off their mortgage.
But if those things are done, and he’s healthy and the best candidate, “I may very well do it,” Biden said at the SALT hedge fund conference in Las Vegas.
Biden admitted he’s been approached by people who want him to run for President, but he’s told them he can’t commit right now.
“At this point, no one in my family or I have made the judgment to run,” Biden said.
Yet at times Biden, who was greeted with a standing ovation by the finance crowd at SALT, sounded like a man who still has the passion for public office.
He spoke about the urgent need to think big and about ways to fix the country’s problems.
“Let’s wake up!” Biden said. “This is America. We all walk around like, ‘Oh my God. What are we going to do?’ C’mon man!”
Biden also gave voice to frustration over the hyperpartisan divide gripping Washington.
“The public is sick of it ….This fever has to break,” he said.
Biden offered advice to Republicans and Democrats in Congress. “Argue like hell … but show some respect,” he said.

http://cnn.it/2q2qRfU

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