Holder weighing second term as attorney general

By Eric Katz

November 8, 2012

Eric Holder may not remain in his position as attorney general for a second term, the nation’s top prosecutor told a law school audience Thursday, according to CBS News.

“[I have to] really ask myself the question about, do I think there are things that I still want to do?” Holder said at the Baltimore School of Law, CBS reported. “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 he is “in the process” of deciding if he will stay on as a member of President Obama’s Cabinet.

Holder’s reign as attorney general has been marred by controversy as a result of the botched gun-trafficking operation known as Fast and Furious. Congress voted to hold Holder in contempt, but an inspector general investigation absolved him of wrongdoing.

Names being discussed to replace Holder, were he to leave, include Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick; Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. 

By Eric Katz

November 8, 2012

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