U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told the New Yorker that he plans to step down some time this year.Although he has done things I have taken issue with over the years, by-and-large I have a lot of respect for this man. He has been a very strong advocate for my equality and for that alone, I am grateful. Plus, he has had the added advantage of driving the right wing into a frothing insanity. That always has my blessing.
In a feature story for the magazine's Feb. 17 issue (sub. req.), Holder told Jeffrey Toobin that he will leave his post in 2014, though he also said that he planned to remain as attorney general "well into" the year.
UPDATE: Talking Points Memo has updated their story and is walking it back, noting that Holder did not explicitly say that he would be stepping down. Several others have provided links in the comments below noting that the Department of Justice is disputing that Holder is planning on leaving his post. Thank you to all who have pointed this out.