September 25, 2014

Sen. Whitehouse Statement on AG Holder’s Resignation

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released the statement below today regarding Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that he will step down:

“Eric will be remembered as the Attorney General who brought the Department of Justice back from years of darkness under President Bush; when U.S. Attorneys were politicized, partisan tests influenced hiring, and sham legal opinions enabled our nation’s descent into torture.  Attorney General Holder restored the confidence and morale of the Department, led successful prosecutions of terrorists and cyber criminals, and safeguarded the civil rights of all Americans.  As a former US Attorney, I thank him for bringing honor and dignity to the Department for the last six years.”

Whitehouse is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and formerly served as a U.S. Attorney and Attorney General for Rhode Island.

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