The Nation's First African-American U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to step down. (Google Images)
The nation’s First African-American U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to step down. (Google Images)

Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post is reporting that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning from his post. Eilperin reports:

“After serving for nearly six years as the head of the Justice Department, Holder is the first African American to be Attorney General of the United States and will be the fourth longest person to hold the position,” a White House official, who asked not to be identified because the announcement had not been made yet, said in an e-mail.

“Holder’s accomplishments have established a historic legacy of civil rights enforcement and restoring fairness to the criminal justice system. Holder revitalized the Department’s praised Civil Rights Division, protected the rights of the LGBT community, successfully prosecuted terrorists, and fought tirelessly for voting rights, to name a few. He will remain at the Department of Justice until his post is filled.”

Holder is the nation’s first African-American to hold the position of U.S. Attorney.

Read more at The Washington Post.

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