Attorney General Eric Holder Hospitalized For ‘Shortness Of Breath’
Attorney General Eric Holder was hospitalized Thursday morning after experiencing “faintness and shortness of breath” at a meeting of senior Department of Justice staff, but is now resting at home. DOJ Director of Public Affairs Brian Fallon wrote in a statement that Holder was discharged from the hospital after a few hours and is expected to return to work next week.
“He is currently resting comfortably and in good condition,” said Fallon. “He is alert and conversing with his doctors. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.”
The health scare comes on the heels of a new petition being circulated that is calling for his impeachment.. The Coalition of African American Pastors, who openly label themselves as conservative, are calling for Holder to be impeached due to his stance on gay marriage laws. They believe that Holder should be thrown out of office because the White House has “sold out” family values and American principles for their personal agenda. They also have argued the bold stance that Barack Obama would have been impeached long ago if he were a white man.
“He will go down in history as the worst attorney general,” said Rev. William Owens, the group’s founder and president. “[And] Obama has been given a free pass to do what he pleases, but I don’t give him a pass. I’m very black, been black all my life. He doesn’t get a pass. I don’t give him a pass.”
However, their attempts to impeach Holder are ultimately moot because the attorney general has already confirmed he will step down from office at some point this year.