SACRAMENTO (KCBS) – The wheels are already turning in political circles about possible replacements for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, and one prominent name that continues to come up is California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
President Barack Obama accepted Holder’s resignation Thursday after six years on the job. The fourth-longest-serving attorney general in U.S. history, Holder said he won’t leave office until a successor is confirmed.
Harris said her plans are to continue in her current position. “I am honored to even be mentioned, but intend to continue my work for the people of California as Attorney General,” Harris said in a statement Thursday. “I am focused on key public safety issues including transnational gangs, truancy and recidivism.”