Queens prosecutor Eric Holder becomes first African-American Attorney General

United States Attorney General Eric Holder

United States Attorney General Eric Holder

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Queens prosecutor Eric Holder becomes first African-American Attorney General

BY James Gordon Meek
DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 10:30 PM

The Senate confirmed Eric Holder late Monday as the nation’s first African-American attorney general.

The final vote was 75-21, with half of the Senate’s GOPers voting against him.

Holder will be sworn in Tuesday morning at the Justice Department by Vice President Biden, a spokesman said.

The Queens-bred prosecutor served as deputy attorney general in the Clinton administration and was an unapologetic opponent of torture in ex-President Bush’s war on terror.

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The Bay Terrace Cafe congratulates Eric Holder and wishes him well in his role as Attorney General.

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