Obama: Enforcing Law And Making Sure It's "Applied Evenly And Equally" The "Legacy Of Eric Holder"

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At a swearing in ceremony for U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, President Obama praised former Attorney General Eric Holder for his equal application of the law.

"The person in this position is the American people's lawyer tasked with enforcing our federal laws and making sure they're applied evenly and equally. That's the legacy of Eric Holder," President Obama said Wednesday.

"We are grateful for his outstanding service," the president added.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: As I said, when I nominated Loretta in a country built on the rule of law, there are few, perhaps no, offices more important than that of Attorney General. The person in this position is the American people's lawyer tasked with enforcing our federal laws and making sure they're applied evenly and equally. That's the legacy of Eric Holder. We are grateful for his outstanding service...

As Attorney General, Eric was driven by his fundamental belief that justice is not an abstraction. It's a very real and tangible way that our laws interact with people in their daily lives. And the good news is Loretta shares that belief. She brings her own unique style of leadership.

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