Plans to focus on Ferguson during final days
Eric Holder, the first ever African-American Attorney General, is resigning as per an NPR report. While very little reasoning was provided, Holder revealed that he discussed his plans with President Obama earlier this month, and will remain in office until the Senate can confirm his successor.
Holder’s resignation shouldn’t come as a surprise to many. In February, he revealed to The New Yorker that he had plans to leave office sometime this year–ending a tenure that lasted 6 years–and, according to the Justice Department, Holder has stated that serving as the Attorney General has been the “greatest honor of his career.” He plans to shift his focus to the crises in Ferguson, and complete his mission to visit all 93 U.S. Attorney offices before officially vacating his position.
The general public will officially learn of Holder’s resignation this afternoon via live press conference, which he will deliver from The White House.