BREAKING: After Double Hit & Run, Commerce Secretary Resigns

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 12:39 PM

John Bryson (photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Commerce)

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.



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