On Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the nation and revealed his plans to resign from the job he has held for nearly 6 years. Earlier this year, Holder was interviewed by The Huffington Post and discussed his plans to step down. “In terms of my own thinking of how long do I stay … I talk about tasks and trying to see certain things through,” Holder said. “I want to try to get a few things done before I ultimately leave.” During his years in office, Holder has worked hard to improve civil rights by speaking openly about racism in the United States. When he steps down and becomes a private citizen, Holder plans to continue his work by finding ways to restore trust between citizens and law enforcement. President Obama will likely reveal possible replacements for Holder in the coming months.
Contributor: Phoebe Roe