Eric Holder tears up announcing resignation: 'I will continue to serve'

Eric Holder tears up announcing resignation: 'I will continue to serve'
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Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday he would resign from his post once a successor is in place, saying in a tearful press conference he was most proud of his work furthering marriage equality and defending voting rights against attempts to disenfranchise poor and minority citizens.

"I hope I have done honor to the faith you have placed in me, Mr. President," Holder said.

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