Politics

Eric Holder Stepping Down As Attorney General

Tristyn Bloom Contributor

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will resign from his office as soon as a successor is found, NPR reported Thursday.

Despite being the fourth-longest serving AG in American history, Holder’s tenure has been marked by a variety of scandals, ranging from accused collusion with the Internal Revenue Service to target conservative groups to the notorious Fast and Furious gun-running scheme.

It may take a year or longer to find a successor, NPR reported, although one source told them that Holder desperately wants to leave before the president’s term is over. Their report also suggests a likely successor: Solicitor General Don Verrilli.

Holder is expected to make an official public statement sometime Thursday afternoon.

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