Rumors have been swirling since last week’s election as to which cabinet members may be jumping ship before President Obama’s second term kicks off in January. The rumor mill even speculated that Attorney General Eric Holder might not stick around, but the New York Post is now reporting that rumor is false:
The newly re-elected president asked his controversial attorney general to stay for the second term, and Holder has agreed despite enduring a firestorm of criticism from Republican lawmakers.
“I don’t know if everyone in the White House wants him [Holder] to stay, but the important guy does, and that’s all that matters,” said one person briefed on the matter.
Holder’s office declined to comment.