Arkansas News Bureau

Arkansas News Bureau

LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will discuss combating human trafficking and assisting its victims during a speech Tuesday at the Statehouse Convention Center.

Holder’s speech, part of the Clinton School of Public Service’s Kumpuris Lecture Series, originally was to held at the Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Center, but was moved because of ticket demand.

The lecture was scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in the Wally Allen Ballroom at the convention center.

Holder came under fire from some in Congress earlier this year for a botched U.S. Justice Department sting operation that allowed a flood of guns into Mexico.

Holder also has defended the Obama administration’s decision to target American citizens oversees who are considered terrorist threats, such as radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a New Mexico native and influential al-Qaeda operative who was killed in September in an airstrike in northern Yemen.