Former President Obama is nearly ready to make a grand re-entrance to the political sphere, former Attorney General Eric Holder promised Tuesday.
Holder, who served as attorney general under Obama until Loretta Lynch replaced him in 2015, told reporters Tuesday at a briefing to expect Obama’s imminent return to partisan politics. Just over one month after leaving office, the former president has already signaled his willingness to engage in partisan fights and criticize President Donald Trump’s policies.
“It’s coming. He’s coming,” Holder said. “And he’s ready to roll.”
Obama’s efforts will include fundraising for Democrats, connecting with state legislators, and aiding in the new National Democratic Redistricting Committee’s (NDRC) endeavors, Holder said.
“I have no doubt that in the very near future President Obama will start going through sermon withdrawal and feel the need to be all over our TVs again,” Eddie Zipperer, an assistant professor of political science at Georgia Military College, told LifeZette. “Obama is great at campaigning and raising money. I’m sure he’ll raise millions. But, if money or more lousy [Democratic] messaging could hurt Trump, it would have hurt.”