Is Attorney General Eric Holder Stepping Down?

Holder says that he's trying to determine what he can contribute to a second term.

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Attorney General Eric Holder (Chris Graythen/Getty Images News)

Just days after President Barack Obama's re-election victory, his chief law-enforcement officer told a group of law-school students that he does not know how long he will remain on the job.

While speaking at the University of Baltimore School of Law on Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who is the first African American to hold the position, told students that he is undecided about staying for a second term, CBS DC reports.

"That's something that I'm in the process now of trying to determine," Holder said. "I have to think about, can I contribute in a second term?"

Holder says he needs to sit down with his family and President Obama to see if he wants to continue on the job ...

Holder has been under fire from congressional Republicans for what he knew about the botched "Fast and Furious" operation where the U.S. allowed guns to be sold illegally in hopes to track Mexican drug cartels. Holder was found in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents regarding the operation. President Obama has invoked executive privilege.

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was reportedly killed with one of the guns used in the ATF operation.

Read more at CBS DC.

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