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BREAKING: After Double Hit & Run, Commerce Secretary Resigns
Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 12:39 PM
Nearly two weeks after a double hit-and-run in California, U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson resigned his post.
Bryson, who was found unconscious after the incident, said a seizure was responsible. He has been on medical leave since then.
In a letter to President Obama, Bryson wrote: "I have concluded that the seizure I suffered on June 9th could be a distraction from my performance as Secretary and that our country would be better served by a change in leadership of the Department."
President Obama accepted his resignation. In a statement, the president said Deputy Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank would continue to serve as Acting Secretary.