One has to look all the way back to last September to relive the thrill of former Attorney General Eric Holder announcing his eagerly anticipated retirement after racking up five and a half years of scandals. A farewell ceremony this February featured the unveiling of Holder’s official portrait, a surprise performance by Aretha Franklin, and the declaration by a teary-eyed President Obama that “America has become a better country.”
Feeling queasy yet? If not, maybe you haven’t heard that the confirmation of Loretta Lynch has made possible yet another farewell ceremony for Eric Holder, who took the occasion to share his mad love for his former staff.
There was also plenty of joking around and selfies aplenty.
In his honor, the Justice Department has been tweeting a selection of Holder’s “greatest hits.”