AG Eric Holder Hospitalized For Faintness, Shortness Of Breath

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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  • bruse willlis

    This is what happens when you get up from being on your knees so long … !!!