Attorney General Eric Holder has been rushed to a D.C. hospital after experiencing chest pains.
He was taken to Washington Hospital Center shortly around 9.30am after experiencing shortness of breath.
He is said to be alert and conscious but there have not been any statements about when he is expected to be released.
He was scheduled to be at a White House event this afternoon but that now seems unlikely.
Holder is a close confidante of President Obama’s and has been the country’s top lawyer since 2008.
He has reportedly said that he never planned on staying in the position for both of the President’s terms, but he has never indicated that he has any intention of stepping down.