The blackest black person in the Obama Administration is resigning! Yes, you read that correctly! That's how I feel about Eric Holder. I feel he is one of the black people in the Obama Administration that gets black people pain and isn't afraid to voice it. I'm really sad to see him go.
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning, NPR reports.
According to NPR's Carrie Johnson, Holder will step down as soon as his successor is confirmed. The AP confirmed the news with a White House official, and ABC News also reported Thursday that Holder will resign.
Holder has served as attorney general since 2009. He is the nation’s first black attorney general, and one of the longest-serving in the history of the United States.
He will announce his resignation at a White House event on Thursday afternoon.
Holder has spoken about his resignation before, telling the New Yorker in February he was planning to leave office sometime this year.