Eric Holder testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in April. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
The nation’s chief law enforcement officer, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., is about to officially announce his resignation (CQ.com subscribers’ link here), and while much of the reaction to his departure has focused on non-national security topics — his civil rights record, the IRS scandal — he played a role in a number of security-related issues during his tenure.
Not so surprisingly, the Capitol Hill assessment of his national security record broke down along partisan lines, but it’s worth reviewing which aspects of Holder’s performance caught lawmakers’ eyes. Full story