Reports: Holder hospitalized for shortness of breath

The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder has been taken to the hospital as a precaution after experiencing faintness and shortness of breath at work.

CNN reported on air he was resting comfortably at the hospital.

Holder became the first African-American to hold the position of U.S. Attorney General when he was nominated by President Barack Obama in December 2008 and installed on March 27, 2009.

As a result of the Fast and Furious investigation, on June 20, 2012, he became the only cabinet member in U.S. history to be held in contempt of Congress.

Holder previously served as a judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and a U.S. Attorney. 

He is married to obstetrician Dr. Sharon Malone and the couple has three children.

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