Barack Obama 'ready to return' to politics

Former US president's primary concern will be to fight the Republicans for constituencies in near future

News Desk March 02, 2017
Former US President Barack Obama. PHOTO: REUTERS

Just a few months after he left the White House, former US President Barrack Obama is bracing to join politics again very soon.

According to former Attorney General Eric Holder, Obama is "ready to roll" again in politics and discussions are underway to find out how he can help National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) in raising funds and holding meetings with state legislators.

The mentioned committee was established by Democrats in the United States to ready themselves for changes in 2021. NDRC states that it wants to “fight back and produce fairer maps” in future when the next election season is there.

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Speaking at a briefing about the group, Holder also said Obama is going to be “more visible part of the effort”.

“It’s coming. He’s coming,” he said, “and he’s ready to roll”.

The former attorney general assumed the position of head of NDRC as soon as Obama left his office. He revealed then that fighting Republicans for the constituencies will be the "primary concern" for the former president in near future.

“He thinks, and I think, that this is something that threatens our democracy,” Holder said. “We have a system now where politicians are picking their voters, as opposed to voters making selections about who they want to represent them.”

This article originally appeared on The Telegraph



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