Eric Holder will be announcing later today that he will be resigning from his post as Attorney General. Holder intends to stay on until his successor is in place, which could take up to the remainder of 2014 and possibly into early next year.
Holder has served for 6 years under the Obama administration and is one of the longest serving members in Obama’s cabinet. He is the first black US Attorney General and has been the AG since the beginning of Obama’s presidency.
His time as AG has not been without controversy. Early on in the year 2009, Holder referred to us as, “a nation of cowards,” during a speech in 2009 for Black History Month. His comment was in regard to open discussions on racial tension. He has weighed in on some high profile cases including the recent Trayvon Martin- George Zimmerman trial inserting the possibility that “racism” may have played a motive when the teen was gunned down. His involvement in Fast & Furious and the investigation into the IRS’s targeting of Conservatives and Tea Party groups has also been a controversy for much of his career.
He claims that he has no immediate plans after he leaves office. Some are speculating that he will push for a spot in Federal Court. Ruth Ginsburg is 81, after all. If that is his intent, he better hurry up. Republicans stand a good chance of snatching the Senate in November. If that happens, chances are he wouldn’t make it through the confirmation.