WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Attorney General Eric Holder appears to have put some kids to sleep during a Boys and Girls Club of America event in Washington, D.C., Tuesday.

Images taken during Holder’s speech at the Grand Hyatt Washington to about 700 people shows some of the youngsters in the crowd either sleeping or outwardly bored while the attorney general was talking.

Holder was at the event to speak to the children involved in the 41 military-affiliated youth programs across the nation that were gathered in the nation’s capital.

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“At a time when so many of America’s youth face significant obstacles and unprecedented barriers to success, I believe the need for positive and effective mentors like so many of the people in this room could hardly be more clear and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our kids could not be greater,” Holder said during the event.

The groups are in D.C. as part of a four-day event to develop community action plans.

“We are honored to have military youth at this year’s Youth Leadership Mentoring Camp,” Robert L. Gordon III, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, said in a press release to the Boys and Girls Club. “Our military youth have faced many challenges in nearly ten years of war, and they have demonstrated their resilience, leadership, and other unique skills time and time again. This year’s camp will be instrumental to their continued personal and professional development as 21st century leaders and citizens.”

Holder is expected to face a contempt vote in the House of Representatives Thursday for his role in the Fast and Furious operation.


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