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.