Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation in September 2014, saying he’ll stay on until the confirmation of his successor — Loretta E. Lynch, the current U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, is all but certain to succeed him.
Yet, 3 months and 26 days later, Holder is still around.
Even though he was held in contempt of Congress by the House in 2012 for stonewalling the investigation into the Fast and Furious gun running scandal.
The attorney general’s presence at the State of the Union address Tuesday night prompted a few responses from social media users, to include a lawmaker or two sitting in the House chamber.
AG Eric Holder is in Contempt of Congress but enters the House Chamber – sheeez — Rep. Jeff Duncan (@RepJeffDuncan) January 21, 2015
Of course, one social media user saw a perfect solution to Holder’s presence:
— Stoo (@_s2_11) January 21, 2015
Here’s a sampling of some other snarky tweets to what is shaping up to be the “LONGEST. RESIGNATION. EVER,” as seen on Twitter:
Why is Eric Holder still there? LONGEST. RESIGNATION. EVER. #SOTU
— Brantley Pittman (@BrantleyPitt) January 21, 2015
@BrantleyPitt Holder on-er.
— David Kaahaaina Jr. (@PuuWekiu) January 21, 2015
@BrantleyPitt He hasn’t resigned. He’s just afforded himself the cover to act with total impunity.
— Native White Dude (@Revenant1010) January 21, 2015
…. and there’s Eric Holder, sans handcuffs on his wrists. #SOTU
— Torrey M. Spears (@torreymspears) January 21, 2015
I thought Eric holder quit? Why do I keep seeing him??? They are like herpes
— jon skaggs (@Jska1972) January 21, 2015
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