St. Augustine, FL – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), a member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, issued the following statement in response to reports that Attorney General Holder will announce his resignation this afternoon:

"Eric Holder's tenure has been marked by the politicization of justice, disrespect for the rule of law and Constitution, and suppression of the truth.  He will be remembered for being held in contempt of Congress for stonewalling the Fast and Furious investigation and for conducting a sham investigation into the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS.  President Obama could hardly do worse when naming Holder's successor; my hope is that the President tries to do much better.  Our people need to regain their lost confidence in the nation's commitment to the even-handed administration of justice."