California Hires Eric Holder to Fight Trump

California Hires Eric Holder to Fight TrumpState Democratic leaders in California said early Wednesday they have hired former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to represent their interests in legal fights against President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. β€œHaving the former attorney general of the United States brings us a lot of firepower in order to prepare to safeguard the values of the people of California,” said Democratic leader of the State Senate Kevin de LeΓ³n. β€œThis means we are very, very serious.” De LeΓ³n said he expects California to challenge the federal government on immigration, environmental, and criminal-justice issues. β€œIt was very clear that it wasn’t just campaign rhetoric,” de LeΓ³n said, of Trump’s general-election campaign talking points. β€œHe was surrounding himself with people who are a very clear and present danger to the economic prosperity of California.”