Holder announces he may step down
Capitol Hill Republicans may not have Attorney General Eric Holder to kick around much longer.
The nation’s top cop told laws students at the University of Baltimore this week he needs to talk to President Barack Obama and his family before deciding whether to serve a second term, CBS News has reported.
“That’s something that I’m in the process now of trying to determine,” Holder said. “I have to think about, can I contribute in a second term?”
“[I have to] really ask myself the question about, do I think there are things that I still want to do? Do I have gas left in the tank? It’s been an interesting and tough four years, so I really just don’t know,” Holder said.
The attorney general serves at the pleasure of the president, and Obama has not indicated whether or not he wants Holder for another four years.
Holder has been embroiled in controversy beginning with the tragic Fast and Furious gun walking operation in 2009 that left one federal agent dead.
House lawmakers found the attorney general in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents during its investigation of the matter.
Human Events has also reported that Holder faces questions for failing to disclose financial ties to a controversial abortion doctor in Georgia, where his wife owns the building where the doctor once operated. The doctor has been indicted for Medicare fraud.