Sunday, January 04, 2009

Bill Richardson Withdraws

Bill Richardson has withdrawn his nomination as the next commerce secretary. In a statement, he says an investigation into a contract awarded to a campaign donor would be too much of a distraction.
"I have concluded that the ongoing investigation also would have forced an untenable delay in the confirmation process," Richardson said. "Given the gravity of the economic situation the nation is facing, I could not in good conscience ask the president-elect and his administration to delay for one day the important work that needs to be done."


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