Attorney General Eric Holder Taken to Hospital

He’s now in “good condition,” says the Department of Justice.

Attorney General Eric Holder listens to a speaker after addressing a public policy forum on voting rights at the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference in Washington on September 20, 2013.
National Journal
Matt Berman
Feb. 27, 2014, 6:51 a.m.

At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Eric Hold­er has been taken to a D.C. hos­pit­al after ex­per­i­en­cing chest pains, NBC re­ports.

Ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from the De­part­ment of Justice, Hold­er ex­per­i­enced “symp­toms in­clud­ing faint­ness and short­ness of breath” dur­ing his morn­ing meet­ing with staff. The at­tor­ney gen­er­al “is cur­rently rest­ing com­fort­ably and in good con­di­tion” and was taken to the hos­pit­al as a pre­cau­tion, says the de­part­ment’s Dir­ect­or of Pub­lic Af­fairs, Bri­an Fal­lon. The state­ment says that Hold­er is alert and speak­ing with doc­tors.

Ac­cord­ing to NBC’s Pete Wil­li­ams, Hold­er was re­leased from the hos­pit­al Thursday af­ter­noon to rest at home.