Former Attorney General Eric Holder is stepping up his stump for Hillary Clinton in South Carolina with a new TV ad.
“When Republicans weren’t going after President Obama, they were coming after me as attorney general,” Holder said in the ad.
Holder notes that he served in the Cabinet with Clinton and has known her for 25 years.
“This is a woman who’s fought her whole life for children, to protect civil rights, voting rights, and today Hillary is pushing hard for tougher gun laws and police accountability,” he said. “If you want to make sure Republicans don’t take us backward, help Hillary move us forward.”
Holder left office last April, having served as the nation’s top cop since the beginning of Obama’s first term.
He’s since returned to his old law firm, Covington & Burling. He”advises clients on complex investigations and litigation matters, including those that are international in scope and involve significant regulatory enforcement issues and substantial reputational concerns,” according to his biography at the corporate law practice.
The TV spot is a step up from Holder’s radio ad released last week.
“If the Republicans win, we’ll all lose. They want to roll back the clock on civil rights. The want to make it harder for African Americans to vote—not easier. And they’ve got no plan to deal with gun violence or any of the issues we’re facing in our communities,” he said in the South Carolina ad.