Eric Holder Hospitalized for Shortness of Breath AG resting comfortably after dizzy spell By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Feb 27, 2014 11:07 AM CST 133 comments Comments Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the annual Attorneys General Winter Meeting in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. (Manuel Balce Ceneta) (Newser) – The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder has been taken to the hospital as a precaution after experiencing faintness and shortness of breath at work. A statement says Holder is "resting comfortably and in good condition" at a Washington hospital after feeling the symptoms during a morning meeting with senior staff. The department says the 63-year-old attorney general is alert, talking with his doctors, and undergoing further evaluation. No additional information was immediately provided.