Harold Hutchison on June 6, 2022.
In a Monday interview, former Attorney General Eric Holder predicted that America would fall into “political apartheid” as a result of an unjust concentration of power.
“We are in danger of slipping into a what I would call a political apartheid system where a minority of the people in this country will have disproportionate amounts of power and be able to put in place things that are not supported by the majority,” Holder said in an interview with Jonathan Capehart on Washington Post Live. “Again, the evidence is concrete about this.”
Holder pointed to the Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in which a leaked draft suggested that the high court would overturn Roe v. Wade, as per Dailycaller.
“[T[he minority of the will represented by the majority that was put on the Supreme Court by two presidents who did not win the majority of the vote, because of our Electoral College, will have the ability to foist on the nation a policy with regard to reproductive rights that is not supported by the people of this country,” Holder said.
Holder told Capehart that two presidents who lost the popular vote but who secured a majority of votes in the Electoral College appointed justices who would “foist on the nation a policy with regard to reproductive rights that is not supported by the people of this country.”
“And you see it in a whole range of other issues,” Holder added, mentioning criminal justice reform and gun control.
After hearing arguments in November 2021, the Supreme Court is also expected to give an opinion on New York’s concealed carry license laws.
Holder was found in contempt of Congress by the House of Representatives voted for failing to produce subpoenaed records related to Operation Fast and Furious in 2012, but the Justice Department declined to indict him.