Eric Holder Hospitalized After “Feeling Faint, Short Of Breath”

Eric Holder Hospitalized After “Feeling Faint, Short Of Breath”

Is the groundwork for the “transitioning out” of the US Attorney General being laid? From Reuters:

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was taken to a Washington, D.C., hospital as a precaution on Thursday after he felt faint and was short of breath during a morning meeting with his staff, his office said in a statement.

“He is currently resting comfortably and in good condition. He is alert and conversing with his doctors,” according to the statement.

More from The Hill:

“The Attorney General began experiencing symptoms including faintness and shortness of breath,” Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon said in a statement. “As a precaution, the attorney general was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center to undergo further evaluation.”

NBC News’s Pete Williams reported that the attorney general also experienced chest pains.

Fallon said Holder was alert and conversing with his doctors, and the Justice Department promised more information on the attorney general’s condition when it becomes available.

“He is alert and conversing with his doctors,” Fallon said.

Holder, 63, has been the source of retirement speculation since a report in The New Yorker earlier this month suggested he might step down this year. But Fallon told The Hill earlier this month that Holder simply meant he had a lot of work left that he hoped to accomplish in the coming year.

“The most the attorney general has said is that he still has a lot he wants to accomplish on issues like criminal justice reform, voting rights and LGBT equality. He did not speak about his plans any further than that,” Fallon said.

Please get well soon Eric: how else will this nation sleep easy at night knowing there are still so many “Too Big To Prosecute” banks out there whose wrists you still have to slap?

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