Attorney General Eric Holder will honor President Barack Obama’s request to stay into the second term, but will remain on the job only “for about a year,” he announced on Nov. 19. "Good riddance," Second Amendment advocates cheer.
But could his successor be even more hostile to America's 90 million gunowners than Holder was?
Here are speculative candidates: Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.); Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; Deputy Attorney General James Cole; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Neil MacBride; Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan; and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.
According to the Nov. 12 GoLocalWorcester News, "The biggest rumor working Washington, D.C. is that Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will take over as U.S. Attorney General."
Patrick was a co-chair of Obama's re-election campaign and delivered a speech at the Democratic National Convention. He is a friend of Obama's with Chicago roots.
Described as a "talented politician" and a skilled attorney, Patrick's expertise is in Wall Street and fiscal regulation, but he is also disdainful of the Second Amendment and gunowners' rights, according to critics.
"Every year our Governor, Deval Patrick reacts to violent crime in the inner city by trying to restrict the sale of guns to licensed owners, by pushing one gun a month bills, and other anti-2A legislation," writes Mike Piccione, Editor of Guns & Gear in The Daily Caller.
Who do you think Obama will nominate to succeed Holder when (if) he leaves?
For more, go to:
-- If Patrick Becomes US Attorney General - See How the Cards Fall
-- If Holder goes, contentious fight looms over Obama’s next attorney general
-- Deval-uing our Civil Rights in Massachusetts
-- Patrick doesn’t want AG job, Website reports
-- Aide: Deval Patrick Doesn't Want To Be Attorney General
-- Patrick to dine with Obama amid attorney general talk