Retiring US Attorney General Eric Holder, interviewed by ABC, outlined his best and worst days on the job.
Holder, 64, has had his ups and downs, and his share of controversies.
WORST DAY ON THE JOB – The Sandy Hook shootings –
Dec. 14, 2012: The day a 20-year-old opened fire inside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, killing 20 children and six others. “I cried. The men and women who were up there that day cried. We hugged each other,” Holder told ABC News, recounting his visit to the school, where the carpets and bathroom were still stained with blood. “Those little angels were piled up almost like cord wood. … That was, without question, the worst day.”
BEST DAY ON THE JOB – A little hard to say, he said
“It’s hard to pick out any one day,” Holder said. “I have certainly liked the visits I’ve made around the country. I’ve had the opportunity to go to every district in this county. I think I’m the first attorney general to have done that.” Holder said other “good days” are those that let him “sit down with the career people, take pictures with them, hear about what it is they’re doing, the problems that they are facing.”