Attorney General Holder: No decision on whether to stay
November 8th, 2012
01:51 PM ET
6 years ago

Attorney General Holder: No decision on whether to stay

Washington (CNN) - Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday he has not yet decided whether to remain in his Cabinet post during President Barack Obama's second term.

Answering a question during an appearance at the University of Baltimore Law School, Holder said he would discuss the question with the president and with his family before making any decision about how long to remain as attorney general.


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  1. Both sides are full of it

    It shouldn't even BE his decision to stay. Obama should demand he step down, then have his replacement invstigate him for gross incompetence, corruption, and more. He's been the worst AG in my 37 years of existence, hands down.

    November 8, 2012 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  2. just sayin

    the only place he should be leaving to is a jail cell. he needs to be charged with being an accessory to murder in the brian terry death. and then there is the obstruction of justice and disregard for the enforcement of our laws.

    November 8, 2012 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  3. Name s kel

    he should stay and put right wing liers like, just sayin, and both sides in jail for trying to bring down this country.

    November 8, 2012 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  4. Bill

    "Stay in Mr.Holder"!! Don,t let the Gop lies about you,and the "Bogus Contempt charge by "Outright Obstructionist!!! Holder 2012-2016!

    November 8, 2012 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  5. Both sides are full of it

    I'm a democrat, "Name S Kel". I simply prefer my Attorney General to be less corrupt than those he investigates is all.

    November 8, 2012 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  6. Jess

    He'll stay. Somebody as incompetent as him could never find a job that pays that well, especially in this horrendous economy.

    November 8, 2012 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  7. The REAL Truth...

    As the man who blew the whistle on the continuation of Dubya's Project Gunrunner program that caused a death, then being lambasted by the Grand Obstruction Party for his refusal to turn over docs completely unrelated to R&R, he should stay and hold the GOP's feet to the fire.

    November 8, 2012 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  8. Georgia Girl

    Thank you Mr. Holder for being on top of the voter suppression in Ohio and Fl and being proactive and dispatching those lawyers to stop those crooks from trying to take away our constitutional rights to vote. Whatever you do, good luck and God bless you.

    November 8, 2012 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  9. OO

    Is this sour grapes talking? What corrupt or incompetent conduct do any of you speak of? The republican house did a witch hunt of an investigation because the AG will not advocate for the defense of mariage act. The repuclicans wanted to "put him in his place" so they found him in contempt. An independent investigation into the Fast and Furious debacle exonerated him. Let's be careful before we condemn anyone based on the witch hunt that goes on in politics. He is a fine man and fine attorney doing a wonderful job for the country. The republican attempt to discredit the AG in order to soil the president failed. Let it go before you burst a gasket.

    November 8, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  10. Padraig

    Yes, thank you Mr. Holder for all of your fine, fine work that you have done for our nation. The two that I would like to point out are

    1. Not preventing the new Black Panther party intimidate voters in certain areas within Philadelphia and other cities.
    2. Allowing weapons to be sold to Mexican drug cartels who in-turn used them to continue their cirmes against humanity.

    Well done Mr. Holder.

    November 8, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  11. just sayin

    >An independent investigation into the Fast and Furious debacle exonerated him.

    huh??? you mean the independent investigation he did into his own dept.??? you're joking, right?
    if he's so innocent, why did obama step in and claim exec privilege to protect him? and that was after they testified the whitehouse was not involved.

    not to worry though. the courts will force holder to turn over what they are hiding and then it will all come out. they did the same thing with fast & furious that they did with the benghazi fiasco. lied about it, misled congress and the american people and cover it up.

    November 8, 2012 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  12. Petronius2012

    This probably has to do with Obama's promise to reach across the aisle to the GOP.

    November 8, 2012 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  13. Bill from GA

    Please stick around, Sir, and continue pushing the criminal probe of Sheldon Adelson's casino empire in Macau.

    We know that is why Adelson spent so much money trying to defeat Obama.

    November 8, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  14. myviewis

    Another 4 years of doing nothing I am sure is okay with Democrats.

    November 8, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  15. Tommy G

    I wonder why the Mexican government hasn't filed international crime charges against Obama and Holder for their role in the death of hundreds, possibly thousands, of their citizens due to their illegal, cross international border gun running program? I wonder if that amnesty program Obama handed out was part of the payment to Mexico? I wonder if leaving our borders wide open is part of the payment to Mexico?

    November 8, 2012 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  16. rwb1956

    There were two guys outside a polling place in Philidelphia. One had a baton and was charged and the other was a poll observer. There was no voter intimidation. And this was the only place that this happened. So quit with the lies. All the complaineing in the world by you nattering naybobs of negativity won't change what happened on November 6th. Get a life.

    November 8, 2012 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  17. Let's Move Forward

    The same old talking points does not work anymoe for you haters does it.

    November 8, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  18. Obama 4 more years

    Please stay Holder we need to stop these republican crooks.

    November 8, 2012 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |