Holder Not Sure He Will Stay on as Attorney General

November 8, 2012 - 6:52 PM

Eric Holder

President Barack Obama and Eric Holder (AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told law students at the University of Baltimore on Thursday that he has yet to decide whether he will stay on during President Barack Obama’s second term.

“That’s something that I’m in the process now of trying to determine,” Holder said. “I have to think about, can I contribute in a second term?”

Holder said he has yet to talk to his family and the president about his plans.

“[I have to] really ask myself the question about, do I think there are things that I still want to do? Do I have gas left in the tank? It’s been an interesting and tough four years, so I really just don’t know,” he said.

Holder was found in contempt of court for refusing to turn over documents in connection with the botched gunwalking scheme Operation Fast and Furious. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was killed with one of the guns from the operation.

Holder has been under fire over what he knew about Fast and Furious.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is also considering whether to stay on during Obama’s second term. Secretary of State of Hillary Clinton has said she will leave her post once her successor has been chosen.