(National Interest) -- The most polarizing man in Barack Obama’s administration—besides the president himself—is calling it quits.
Attorney General Eric Holder has been at the center of some of the administration’s biggest scandals and controversies. Conservatives have long hoped he would step down—a House resolution demanding his resignation had well over 130 co-sponsors—but it never seemed likely to happen for one reason: the confirmation hearings to replace him would be a public relations debacle.
Faced with the possibility of a Republican-controlled Senate, however, Holder had two choices: get out now or remain attorney general until Obama’s second term is up. So America’s long national nightmare is almost over—but the White House’s may just be beginning.
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