Transcript for Eric Holder Remembers Newtown, His Worst Day on the Job: Exclusive
I was won a trip out of town Bob Mueller. Called me and says that there had been and he really terrific shooting in Connecticut. Any -- really bitter it's really really bad. Hung up the phone and we... See More
I was won a trip out of town Bob Mueller. Called me and says that there had been and he really terrific shooting in Connecticut. Any -- really bitter it's really really bad. Hung up the phone and we turned on the news get a good sense of what it happened and Bob called me back and started to give me some numbers and then said and it looks like -- kids. And I understood at that point given both the numbers and with the victims war that we were dealing with something unlike anything you ever seen before. As a parent. Did you have a personal reaction when -- -- surety thumb on the parent of three. Young people not as young as the the kid sitting -- meet him that sandy hook but they once -- you know in those schools that kind of school. The worst -- -- as attorney general was the day that I went up. Two sandy hook to say thanks to the first responders and of the people who would be. The first on the scene and have to tell you that walking through. Sandy hook elementary school and going into those classrooms and seeing them. To caked blood seeing that the crime scene photos of these. Little angels was the most difficult thing I've ever had to do in my professional life. -- fighting like tears mass. Unsuccessfully. And I tried to hold together as best I could -- while we were in the school but they were there were tears. From -- from the first responders from the crime scene search officers -- done. Had a pretty emotional ride after I left the school. Going back to the airport.
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