Source: Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News
Attorney General Eric Holder was taken to the hospital after experiencing faintness and shortness of breath during a staff meeting Thursday morning, Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon said.
“As a precaution, the Attorney General was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center to undergo further evaluation,” the statement said. “He is currently resting comfortably and in good condition. He is alert and conversing with his doctors.”
Fallon said additional information will be released as it becomes available.
Holder, the 82nd U.S. Attorney General, has served in the position since President Obama took office in 2009 and has repeatedly said he has no plans to step down any time soon.
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