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'Capehart’ with Eric Holder

Former Attorney General Eric Holder joins Washington Post Live (Video: The Washington Post)

Eric Holder, attorney general during the Obama administration, has written a new book, “Our Unfinished March: The Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the Vote” about gerrymandering and voting rights. Join Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart for a conversation with Holder about the book, the state of American democracy and the renewed debate over gun laws as the nation reels from several recent mass shootings.

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“Unfortunately, what we’re seeing in the nation with regard to mass shootings is not something that is unique to this year. We have been seeing this for decades at this point…It’s beyond time for leaders of this nation, for congress, for our state legislatures to act to put in place reasonable gun safety measures to stop this…It’s the presence of guns and the way in which we allow people to get them and to use them that is at the root of our problem.”- Eric Holder (Video: Washington Post Live)
“What I think we’re going to see is a conspiracy, the breadth and depth of which is going to be truly shocking…If no one is held accountable, there is no deterrent effect and that doesn’t stop someone twenty, thirty, forty years from now from trying to do the same thing that the Trump crowd tried to do before and after January 6th.”- Eric Holder (Video: Washington Post Live)
“We need to understand our history, we need to understand our present. We need to understand the changing demography that this nation is fated to have…The things that people are saying now about this new wave of immigration that we’re dealing with are the same things that people said about waves of immigrants that came at the beginning of the 20th century…So, this is not something that is necessarily new, we’ve dealt with this before. And that’s why our study and our understanding of our history is really the foundation for the better future that I still think that we can we have.”- Eric Holder (Video: Washington Post Live)

Eric Holder

Former U.S. Attorney General

Author, “Our Unfinished March”