Holder: Fatherhood More Demanding Than Testifying Before Congress

By Melanie Arter | June 15, 2012 | 11:35 AM EDT

Attorney General Eric Holder being sworn in before he testifies in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/J.Scott Applewhite)

(CNSNews.com) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that compared to what he does “in front of congressional committees,” being a father is “probably the most demanding thing that I did.”

Speaking at the “White House Fatherhood Champions of Change & Convening on Engaging Men and Boys event,” Holder said of all the titles he has held in his life – lawyer, prosecutor, judge, U.S. attorney, deputy attorney general, and attorney general – being a father is “the one title I’m most proud of.”

Holder also joked that he would rather hang out with his three teenage children than with House Republicans.

“I have two teenage daughters and a 14-year-old son. Helping to raise them has been in some ways the biggest challenge of my life, but also the most rewarding experience that I have ever had,” he said.

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“It is certainly the most important job I have ever had, and I think even compared to what I do in front of congressional committees, it’s probably the most demanding thing that I did. Although I’d much rather hang out with them than with the House Republicans,” Holder said, as the audience erupted into laughter.

“They’re all concerned, because this is being live streamed,” Holder said. “I mean, do you think I want to hang out with House Republicans?”

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