(HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) — Former Attorney General Eric Holder stopped by The Late Show on Monday (July 23) and addressed speculation that he’ll run for president in 2020.
After host Stephen Colbert shared a tweet from White House reporter April Ryan stating that Holder is considering running for president, the crowd erupted in applause. “Yeah, I’m thinking about it,” Holder confirmed. “What I’ve said is that I’d make a determination sometime early next year.”
“My focus, really, now is on 2018. The midterms, and trying to make sure that Democrats take back the Senate, take back the House, and that we do well, importantly, at the state level, so that we’re gonna be picking half the people right now who’ll be doing redistricting in 2021,” he said. “We have a real problem in this country with partisan gerrymandering, so I want to make sure that we elect as many people at the governor level, at the state legislative levels, so that when 2021 comes we have a fair redistricting process.”