US Senators and national civil rights leaders expressed their support of the nomination of Eric Holder to the position of US Attorney General in a press conference yesterday. Participants included Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and representatives from the National Women’s Law Center, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the National Council of La Raza, the Feminist Majority Foundation, and the National Organization for Women.
National Women’s Law Center Co-President Marcia Greenberger said in a statement that “throughout his career, Mr. Holder has worked to advance legal rights and protections crucial to the women of this country. He has a strong record with regard to combating violence against women, protecting victims of bias-motivated crimes targeting gender or sexual orientation, enforcing civil rights protections, and increasing diversity in the legal profession.”
Senator Cardin said “I have no doubt that Mr. Holder will be an Attorney General who will serve the American people and not just the White House. He will vigorously enforce our civil rights laws to protect all Americans from unlawful discrimination and help close our nation’s justice gap.”