US Attorney General Eric Holder is recuperating at home after being taken to hospital following his experiencing chest pains and faintness.
“The Attorney General arrived at the hospital at approximately 10:30 am, and was treated for an elevated heart rate. He received medication that quickly restored his heart rate to a normal level, and after successfully completing a full range of tests, doctors were satisfied that the Attorney General could be discharged,” a spokeswoman from MedStar Washington Hospital said.
Holder, 63, is an appointee of President Obama’s and has been the head of the US Justice Department since 2009. The Attorney General previously served as the department’s No. 2 official in the Clinton administration and was a corporate lawyer before he worked on Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.