|Obama's top cop is resigning. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the first Black man to hold the position is exiting after six years. Republicans are popping the corks.|
Reports are coming in that the Attorney General of the United States will announce his resignation at the end of this week. The first Black top cop was the scorn of the Republican Party and the insurgency.
Eric Himpton Holder, Jr. didn't hold back his feelings towards those who broke the law. He was never shy to let the Republican lawmakers and conservative agitators have it when it comes to a testy debate.
Sources confirm with NPR the U.S. Attorney General claims that it's getting more frustrating to get things done. It was getting more adamant for him and the pressure was getting to him.
For him being the longest serving member of the Obama Administration, Holder was the target of attacks. Republicans in the House had called for his resignation numerous times. They even went as far to find him in contempt in regards to the never-ending Fast & Furious ATF scandal.
He never held back on his feelings of race in America. He once called the United States a nation of cowards in regards to the growing rift between races.
Holder and the president both shared experiences of being racially profiled. Holder even went as far to say that even his own sons were victims of racial profiling.
Holder was the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, in office from 2009 to 2014.
Holder, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama, is the first black American to hold the position of U.S. Attorney General.
Holder previously served as a judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and a United States Attorney. While a U.S. Attorney, he prosecuted Congressman Dan Rostenkowski (D–Illinois) for corruption charges related to his role in the Congressional Post Office scandal. Later, he was Deputy Attorney General of the United States and worked at the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C.
He was senior legal adviser to Barack Obama during Obama's presidential campaign and one of three members of Obama's vice-presidential selection committee. As a result of the Fast and Furious investigation, he became the only cabinet member in U.S. history to be held in contempt of Congress.
As of 2014 Holder is one of three members of the original Obama cabinet that are still serving in their posts, the others being Tom Vilsack and Arne Duncan.
Holder is married to Dr. Sharon Malone, an obstetrician; the couple has three children.
Malone's sister was Vivian Malone Jones, famous for her part in the Stand in the Schoolhouse Door which led to integration at the University of Alabama. Holder has been involved with various mentoring programs for inner-city youths.
He is also an avid basketball fan, and the uncle of former NBA All-Star Jeff Malone.
Holder will stay on until a successor is picked. He will also continue his investigations into the shootings of Michael Brown and John Crawford III by suburban law enforcement.
We here at Journal de la Reyna send our best to Eric Holder and wish him well on his journey.