I get the feeling Holder isn’t hurting for cash.
TOM JOYNER: You’re going to take the salary cut?
ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER: I’m not sure I’m ready for that. (Laughter)
TOM JOYNER: Like the President did?
ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER: I’ll say this, what the President did I think is right. Given the fact that some federal employees may have to be furloughed, which means a paycut. And if that happens in the Justice Department that is certainly something that I will consider. But we’re working to try to make sure that our workforce does not have to be furloughed.
Update: That didn’t take long.
Via The Hill:
Attorney General Eric Holder is joining other top Obama Administration officials in voluntarily taking a pay cut to show solidarity with federal workers affected by sequestration.
On Wednesday, the White House said President Obama would return 5 percent of his salary for the 10 months sequestration is in effect to the U.S. Treasury. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is forfeiting the equivalent of 14 days worth of pay, as is Holder.
“The Attorney General intends to take a pay cut equivalent to the maximum amount any Justice Department employee has to take as a result of the sequestration, which is up to 14 days this fiscal year, so that those funds can go back into the Treasury,” the Justice Department said in a statement to TIME Magazine.