AFRICANGLOBE – Attorney General Eric Holder experienced faintness and shortness of breath during a meeting Thursday morning and was transported to a nearby hospital, where he is in “good condition” and undergoing evaluation, a spokesman said.
“During his regular morning meeting with senior staff, the attorney general began experiencing symptoms including faintness and shortness of breath,” read a statement by spokesman Brian Fallon.
“As a precaution, the attorney general was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center to undergo further evaluation. He is currently resting comfortably and in good condition. He is alert and conversing with his doctors,” the statement continued.
The agency promised updates as they become available.
Holder, 63, was born in the Bronx and grew up in East Elmhurst, Queens, attending Stuyvesant High School, Columbia University and Columbia Law School, all in Manhattan.
A lightning rod for criticism by congressional Republicans, he has been in office for just over five years.