Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Attorney General Eric Holder Becomes the First African-American Attorney General In The History of The United States

After being sworn in on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009, Eric Holder became the first African American Attorney General in the history of the United States. In a brief video address to the employees of the Department of Justice, he promises the beginning of a new era.
(This video is public domain)

Holder Sworn in As Attorney General

Eric Holder, sworn in Tuesday as attorney general, promised a clean break with the past policies of the Bush administration, saying the Justice Department will be "no place for political favoritism." (Feb. 3)

Senate Votes to Confirm Holder As AG

The Senate has voted 75-21 to confirm Eric Holder as the nation's first African-American attorney general. The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Patrick Leahy, called the vote historic. (Feb. 2)

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