Attorney General Eric Holder could decline a second term at the Department of Justice, despite the re-election of President Barack Obama.
According to Reuters, Holder was speaking to law students at the University of Baltimore and said he still must speak with Obama and with his own family and ask himself, “Do I have some gas left in the tank?”
The AG’s remarks were not part of the speech, according to prepared remarks for the event on the Department of Justice website.
While it is not uncommon for the Attorney General to leave office after four years, Holder may have extra incentive to step down after a number of scandals, including Fast and Furious, the failed gun-running program that led to Congressional inquiry.
Reports indicate that Holder isn’t the only member of Obama’s first-term cabinet that may be replaced. Hillary Clinton and Tim Geithner have both publicly announced their exits. Leon Panetta, Eric Holder, Ray LaHood, Steven Chu, Ken Salazaar and Lisa Jackson are all also rumored to be leaving Obama’s Administration.