BREAKING: Atty. General Eric Holder to Vacate His Post
Matt | On 25, Sep 2014
Nobody knows how to upend my morning like the Obama Administration.
News broke on Thursday that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will resign from his position. It has been reported that he will at least stay on long enough for his replacement to be found.
Good luck with that waiting process!
It takes Congress FOREVER to confirm he simplest of nominees. With the vile hatred that Republicans have for Holder, please believe that whomever is up next should be ready to face the Congressional firing squad.
President Obama is scheduled to make a formal announcement about Holder on Thursday at approximately 4:30 p.m. ET.
No concrete reason was given for Holder’s sudden departure. Let’s remember that it is uncommon for Cabinet-level officials to serve two terms under most presidents. Holder has been in place since 2009 — outlasting his original counterparts at the EPA, State, Defense, and Homeland Security departments, to name a few. He is the fourth longest-serving attorney general in U.S. history. He will move to third place if he is still in place in December, according to Politico.
I am shocked that Holder is leaving despite my knowledge of how he has been treated, particularly by Congress and conservative media. Holder is the first black US attorney general. Like President Obama, he took a lot of heat in his role. At the same time, Holder was a champion for many important causes — particularly voting and women’s rights and LGBT causes. To me, it seemed to understand a bit more about life “outside the Beltway” than others.
Holder will definitely be missed by those seeking his leadership on key civil rights issues.
This is juicy news just ahead of tonight’s season premiere of the fictional ABC drama “Scandal.” Part of me is wondering, “Why resign now? Is there a scandal brewing?” Hmmm…