Former Attorney General Eric Holder said on Monday he was seriously considering running for president in 2020.
“The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert brought up a tweet from CNN commentator April Ryan, who reported that Holder was seriously considering running in 2020, and the audience responded with cheers and applause.
“Were you just taking the temperature of America just now?” Colbert asked, referring to the audience’s response.
“I was just looking to see potential contributors, and Cabinet members,” Holder joked.
“But are you seriously considering throwing your hat into the ring for 2020?” Colbert asked.
“Yeah, I’m thinking about it. What I said is that I’ll make a determination sometime early next year,” Holder said.
Holder added that his main focus right now is on the 2018 midterms and to fix partisan gerrymandering.