An emotional Attorney General Eric Holder announced his shock resignation after almost 6 years of serving in the position. While Holder might’ve been sad to leave his powerful position, Americans certainly weren’t sad to see him go; his approval rating currently sits at a shocking 15%.
Just a few of the numerous scandals to surround Holder are the Department of Justice’s tapping of the phones and emails of reporters, and Operation Fast and Furious. He is also the only presidential cabinet member to ever be held in contempt of Congress. Despite all of this, President Obama gushed at Holder’s political eulogy, saying, “under his watch, the department has brought a record number of prosecutions for human trafficking and for hate crimes.”